Hi, you've probably done what you need to do already, by sticking with the married filing separately can you tell me a little more about what he's trying to do?
His divorce attorney is asking for this? Is that it?
Enrolled agent, XXXXX XXXXX, says this: "I have seen separate tax returns come out about the same as a joint return. When that happens, I recommend filing separately, since that will preserve the separate responsibilities for payment of tax and audit risk. However, in most cases filing jointly will usually produce a noticeably lower tax impact, but filing jointly also comes with joint responsibility for the accuracy of the return and the payment of taxes."
OK, as far as the IRS is concerned you've paid what you owe... and he really doesn't have a leg to stand on, if hte debt is fo HIS income only
Was there a lot of disparity income? (you make more he make more?)
I believe I do make more. I have not seen his W2's for several years and we have always had separate bank accounts so I can't say for sure that I know what his income is
These things can get out of hand, if he has a killer attorney and you don't ... BUT If you haven't been supporting him in any way, even if you make more he really does not have a case..... and you should (probably stating the obvious here) drive home the point that you've carried your tax responsibility (which already has taken more money out of your pocket)
That is what I think too. He and his lawyer ( as well as mine) do have copies of my tax returns for those years which proves that I have paid what I owed. It just makes me a little anxious thinking about it.
I think you will be fine... THIS situation only makes your case stronger