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I am very sorry to hear about this problem. You have several issues that can not be resolved in one place. You will need to raise the issue with the IRS, California Tax Department and court if he does not just provide you with a share of the return. Signing you name without permission is a crime but that does not automatically solve any issues with the tax departments. Neither the IRS nor CA Tax Department will give you a reimbursement of the money already sent to your husband. It will be up to you to seek compensation from him directly. This is why it may be necessary to file a petition in court either for spousal support or perhaps as part of a divorce action if that is what you wish. Regardless this is something that is best done by having an attorney in the area of family law representing you. If there are tax liabilities associated with the returns there may be some relief available to you.
There are three types of relief from joint and several liability for spouses who filed joint returns:
If you are not aware of any family law attorneys in your area I suggest that you contact a local domestic violence agency, attorney referral agency or visit www.martindale.com
Again, I am sorry you are dealing with this problem and I wish you the best.