I got divorced in 2009, and as a result of that divorce there was a back tax owed to the IRS from an unreported bonus check my ex-husband received from his work. In our divorce decree, it was found that I was liable for a certain portion of the back tax, which i paid, and he was liable for the rest. I learned today, that my 2009 tax return, and 2010 were applied to the 2008 tax liability that he was supposed to pay. I was due a 5300 dollar refund this year, and the just informed me that the money was applied to my 2009, and 2010 taxes, as a domino affect of the money i had paid into them going to the 2008 bill that my ex was supposed to pay. How do i go about getting this money paid to me, from either the IRS or my ex? I did file innocent spouse paperwork as a result of this.
Divorce is the process of formally ending a marriage. Divorces may be jointly agreed upon, resolved by negotiation, or decided in court.
Responsibility for debts acquired during marriage may fall upon both parties after divorce, even if only one spouse incurred the debt.
by attorney David Slepkow
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