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.
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