I'm coming to the end, hopefully of divorce proceedings. At the out-set I was ordered to pay $25,000/yr times two years; it was a short four year marriage without kids and without
Community Interests. My wife's immigration status and my tax
S.S. deductibility are my causations. One, I know I can receive a tax deduction
as the contributing support party from the IRS. Before our marriage, she worked in a chain super-market and filed her payroll taxes
under a ITIN (around 2001-2003). I've been trying to find out the numbers, but she refuses to give me that information. SHE IS ALSO NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF THE U.S. I have all the checks on file paid on a biweekly basis for two years. I know I can write the IRS and tell them that she has a liability, which i know she has not declared, but I heard if I push her with the intention that Ill report her to pay taxes, she'll only get more upset and keep dragging this thing on. Plus I've heard that if the supporting spouse reports that the receiving spouse has not reported their S.S. income, that the IRS doesn't follow-up and just files it through a scanner and they're too busy to attend to such personal situations. She would owe about $10,000 over a two year period. One can do the math.
Question: can one amend a return (2011), send in documentation, that S.S. was truly paid by, let's say, canceled cheeks and a Declaration, so I can get my deduction\refund as the supporting spouse, without not knowing her TIN number. I saw it once several years ago, but can't recall when it was placed, and I don't want a Judicial Hearing to Compel her if her attorney advises her not to give it to me. Thanks addressing my concern and I hope to heard from you soon. Bob Bader (CA.) A friend who used to be my accountant, pretty much believes: no TIN equals no Deduction.