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If your husband filled out the form, even though it contains information about you, and you didn't file a joint return, you do not need to sign the form.
You are not making the OIC; you have filed separately
That's what I thought.
The space for a spouse to sign refers to a "taxpayer" in the situation of a joint return.
He called really upset because he does not want to put me in any kind of jeopardy.
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What do you mean? How would he be putting you in jeopardy? Because you had to sign?
Correct if I signed it under perjury, etc. somehow I am making myself liable for his tax liability.
No. Even if you were to sign that wouldn't be the case.
All you are signing is that the information is accurate as far as you know. but you don't have to sign anyway.
Unfortunately, I don't trust the IRS and don't feel knowledgeable enough to know my rights.
Filing a separate return protects you from his liability.
Thanks for your help.
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