I filed my 2008, 2009, 2010 taxes late in like 2015 or the end of 2014. I ended up owing $6000+ in taxes of which the IRS has taken over $4000 from my Wife and I's Federal refund even though she and I filed the injured spouse paperwork. The Social Security Agency is Stating that I do not get any credits for those years. Is their any thing I can do?
You should talk with a tax attorney, they also might be able to get rid of some of the fees that the IRS charges. The SSA might not have your IRS filed information which came late. anything after 5 years the rules change and they don't have to back alter. Thing you can do: pay taxes on time. Good luck,
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Regarding the spouse's garnishment, you may need a tax attorney to straighten it out. Something must be wrong. With respect to the SSA, the credit is given based on the contribution made thought your W-2 income, unless you were self-employed and there was no net self-employment income. On the other hand, if there was no self-employment income, you wouldn't have owed any taxes for those years, anyway. Now you see your facts require speculation. The comments contained herein are for general informational purposes only and may not be construed as rendering legal, tax or accounting advices. For specific advice, always consult your adviser. Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Tax Attorney, CPA, MBA, MS.
SSA and IRS info sharing protocol is not perfect....I know from experience so it may simply be a timing issue Such that until the filed and reported wages are processed by IRS and shared with SSA that's you are not credited....perhaps wait one year and then check agin as that is more than enough time for SSA and IRS to share such data.
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