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No I filed married because That is what my W2 was. But he does not work.
Did you file married joint or separate? You stated that your husband is not around. What was the last date that the two of you resided together?
Also, I need to know if you filed an extension to file? Did he sign the tax return?
I filed married separate. The last date we were together was Oct. 15,2011. No I dfid not file for an extension
What State did your address on the return indicate on page 1?
Ok, you have three choices
1. Have your husband sign the return and provide you with a copy of his ID.
2. Try a check cashing office.
3. Call 800–829–1954 and tell them the issue. They will re issue the check.
What you are dealing with is bank policy. Not all banks have this, but most do to prevent domestic issues. If deposited they require both people to be on the account. If cashed, they require both to be present to present ID. This is the general policy that most banks have adopted. Like I said, a check cashing business may not have this policy.
In the end, the IRS did make a mistake, and they will correct it. So, if you have no other option, call the number above.
I side note: In future years if you if you do not reside with your spouse, you can file single. You do not have to be divorced to do so as long as you live apart the last 6 months of the year. This should prevent future problems and benefit the both of you in regards to taxes. If I have helped, please accept so that I receive credit. Also, feel free to comment on my service. Good luck and have a nice day. If you have further questions, please let me know.
Thank you so much