How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Marvin,EA Your Own Question

Marvin,EA
Marvin,EA, Enrolled Agent
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 1663
Experience:  Enrolled to Represent Taxpayers Before The IRS
9313471
Type Your Tax Question Here...
Marvin,EA is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My ex claimed my children on his tax returns without my permission.

Customer Question

My ex claimed my children on his tax returns without my permission. I found out when I tried to claim them to receive a stimulus check. I had given him permission to claim them previous years when we lived together since I receive SSI and can't claim them. But this year I'm entitled to receive a stimulus check. I can file for a stimulus check through the IRS and he will be audited. Will they tell him that there reason for auditing him is because of me. Or will they just audit him without reason. I have a restraining order and he has been abusive in the past so I'm afraid this will push him over the edge if he gets in alot of trouble. But....I'm a single mother who could use any extra money I can get.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Marvin,EA replied 5 years ago.
Hello and thank you for using Just Answer. Did you signed Form 8332 for your ex-husband to claim the children?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No. We were never married and I never gave him written consent. Even when he claimed them the past 4 years. I have 3 children and 2 aren't even his.
Expert:  Marvin,EA replied 5 years ago.

You should refile your tax return by mail with proof that you can claim your children.

 

Sent with your tax return copy of school records and insurance card of your dependend.

 

The IRS will request the person who claim your children to also show proof that they

 

can claim the children on their tax return. The IRS will not tell the person who first

 

claim the children who initiated the audit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Will they tell him the reason for being audited? For instance that someone else is trying to claim them. Or will he be under the impression that the IRS found out that he really has no legal right to claim them. I feel like he probably believes that he has the right to claim them since he lived with us for 6 months last year. He always stated that he did more financially for my children than there own dad. . Also...what school records are acceptable? Do you mean report cards. I was going to include copies of there birth certificates...ss cards,etc. Will I have to go to court of submit proof against him with him knowing. I'm trying to be cautious as he rages very easily and I would prefer no money rather than enraging him
Expert:  Marvin,EA replied 5 years ago.

If he live with you for over 6 months in 2007 the IRS will give the person who made the most money the right to claim the children.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
He lived with us for under 6 months.....if you could even call it that since his legal residence was elsewhere. But he stayed with me 5 days out od 7. Only 3 of those months he worked and contributed to the household since we share a child together. He's out of work the majority of the year due to slow business.
Expert:  Marvin,EA replied 5 years ago.
The IRS will tell him the someone has also claim the dependents he has claim and he must prove that he can claim the dependents on his tax return. The IRS will not tell him who the person is who made a claim on the dependents.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I really was impressed with the prompt response. Your expert was not only a tax expert, but a people expert!!! Her genuine and caring attitude came across in her response... T.G.W Matteson, IL
< Last | Next >
  • I really was impressed with the prompt response. Your expert was not only a tax expert, but a people expert!!! Her genuine and caring attitude came across in her response... T.G.W Matteson, IL
  • I WON!!! I just wanted you to know that your original answer gave me the courage and confidence to go into yesterday's audit ready to fight. Bonnie Chesnee, SC
  • Great service. Answered my complex tax question in detail and provided a lot of additional useful information for my specific situation. John Minneapolis, MN
  • Excellent information, very quick reply. The experts really take the time to address your questions, it is well worth the fee, for the peace of mind they can provide you with. Orville Hesperia, California
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Wallstreet Esq.

    Tax Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    570
    10 years experience
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KU/KUMI95/2013-9-30_195031_kumar.64x64.jpg Wallstreet Esq.'s Avatar

    Wallstreet Esq.

    Tax Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    570
    10 years experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CU/Cuttinggirl/2011-10-29_03719_wcrop2.64x64.jpg Wendy Reed's Avatar

    Wendy Reed

    Enrolled Agent

    Satisfied Customers:

    3052
    15+ years tax preparation and tax advice.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CATax/2009-08-04_204548_Mark.jpg Mark D's Avatar

    Mark D

    Enrolled Agent

    Satisfied Customers:

    985
    MBA, EA, Specializing in Business and Individual Tax Returns and Issues
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/IN/insearchoftheanswer/2013-8-16_0233_attorney.64x64.jpg Richard's Avatar

    Richard

    Tax Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    3229
    29 years of experience as a tax, real estate, and business attorney.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MY/MyVirtualCPA/2012-7-5_44024_cookmegan1.64x64.jpg Megan C's Avatar

    Megan C

    Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6121
    Licensed CPA, CFE, CMA who teaches accounting courses at Master's Level
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JG/jgordosea/2012-6-7_43138_GordosVeritas.64x64.jpg jgordosea's Avatar

    jgordosea

    Enrolled Agent

    Satisfied Customers:

    2783
    I've prepared all types of taxes since 1987.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/OZ/ozaukeecpa/2012-6-7_193219_Picture1croppedandshrunk.64x64.jpg MequonCPA's Avatar

    MequonCPA

    Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

    Satisfied Customers:

    2231
    CPA, Over 30 yrs experience w/individuals and small businesses. Masters in Tax.