For the past 9 years my ex-husband has signed my name to the federal tax return without my permission or knowledge. I would only know the taxes were done when he gave me a copy.
You should consult with an accountant / CPA first. Arguably if this has been going on for 9 years you may have acquiesced to him signing. IF filed jointly and report to IRS, could also result in audits. If you are working, you want to be sure what he filed was accurate. Since divorced, you should also let your divorce lawyer know about this as well.
You could start by going to the IRS website and requesting copies of past returns if you do not have copies to determine what was reported and if it was accurate. Also, if filed electronically, would be difficult to show signature (which basically amounts to putting in your initials) was not authorized. Again, you will have to address why just now complaining if it has been happening for 9 years. Good luck.
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It sounds as though you are your ex-husband are at odds. If there is anything that was signed that was incorrect, you can fight it by stating you did not sign it yourself nor were you given an opportunity to review it. As to taking legal actions for it, unless and until there is an issue, there is no reason to sue. If he did it after you were legally separated and/or divorced, then you have an actionable claim and should discuss with both your divorce attorney and with a CPA.
If you are talking about filing a civil case for damages, the question becomes, how have you been harmed economically. Unless the harm is significant, it may not justify the time, expense and effort involved in pursuing your ex through a costly civil action. On the criminal side, you could report it to the authorities but it is then up to them if they decide to take any action.
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