While married my husband had made a significant amount of money that I had no idea about. The money never came into the home or supported the home. I don't know what its from or where its at. During a IRS audit is how I found out. BUT what seems to keep coming up is the fact that I am the one who took the taxes to the private CPA and had them filed and I signed both our names like I always did over the last 15yrs of marriage.. BUT all the information I had put into the taxes is what I was told by my ex-husband ie, mileage, supply expenses, tools, income.And I had supporting receipts so I thought all was okay. So when I signed it (both our names) I thought I was giving all the correct information. Ex-husband always had a reason not to go and I wanted my return done.
When the audit began I was very confident that I had no worries because I had nothing to hide and gave them everything they asked for and gave all supporting documents for everything I included on taxes. My ex-husband on the other hand got a attorney the next day. And now a year later they claim I'm jointly and severally liable.
This just tears me up because if I owed taxes I would of payed them. I'm definately not known as a cheat , thief or liar. And I think thats whats bothering me the most here. And I want to take this to court but I don't know what my chances are at getting this ruling changed. But I definately have collected A LOT of information supporting the fact that no one in our family was aware of any of the new found income.
So does anyone have any advice on what I need to do or where I stand with this problem. In hindsight I should of got a attorney in the beginning but when you have nothing to hide I thought it would of been a simple resolve.
Help the naive ex wife.