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Hi, please don't shoot the messenger here, but CT will keep coming after you unless you can reach an agreement of some sort with them .
ne thing you can try is calling and asking for a payment plan
Once you set that u[p and it's in place they will not attach other assets, income, etc unless you meww up the payment plan
(sorry for the typos) "Mess up (don't keep up with) the payment plan
Alsop, CT has something called an Offer in Compromise
There are three versions
Given that you were the victim of fraud you may be able to file on the 1. doubt as to liability AND 2 doubt as to collectibility ... grounds
If you can show low enough income and assets, you may want to file based only on Doubt as to collectibility
From the CT dept of revenue web site:
The person to whom an offer based on doubt as to collectibility should be submitted: If an offer of compromise is based solely on doubt as to collectibility (and is not based both on doubt as to liability and as to collectibility), the offer should be submitted to the Bureau Chief of the Compliance Process Group. The taxpayer will be required to make a full financial disclosure. An offer of compromise will generally be accepted when it is unlikely that DRS would be able to collect the full amount owed, and the amount offered reasonably reflects collection potential.
Here's the web page: http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?a=1510&q=285216
I talked with the state IRS and explained all of the details - at length. Why didn't they suggest this?
When you talk to the fols on the front lines, they are basically collectors
They get feathers in their caps only when they get you to npay
Do you still have an IRS issue as well?
I just read over the link you sent - it states that an offer will not be accepted if the state taxes were not filed - which they weren't. How can I file from 2006 if I was married then and I have no idea where my ex is hiding now?
So that option is out. The IRS issue I still have is that they are confiscating my returns and paying this debt, which keeps growing. My ONLY income - for a family of 9 - is $1090 a month in Cash Assistance. Oh, and that they didn't do a thing to prosecute him when he stole my refund from 2006.
I would ask them that question .. they'll either give you a way to give an affidavit (stating that you could not because of the abandonment, and waive the requirement for due cause) OR play hardball and make you go back and file as Married filing separately
If I just went back and filed Married filing separately, wouldn't that take me off the hook? As I had no income and 10 dependents?
That would be the simplest thing to do and I don't know your situation financially, but would possibly generate some refunds
See this: http://www.taxcreditsforworkingfamilies.org/state/connecticut/
That would be allowed? And stop the IRS interception?
I thought you said this was about the state confiscating the Federal refund ... DO you have a federal as well? Theres a different (and better issue for that)
But if you are just saying ... would it stop the state from intercepting the federal ... yes it would
It is. That's what I meant. Would I be allowed to file from 2006, satisfy the state and have them stop taking my federal returns? I need them! As I said, I live on $1090 a month, in uberexpensive CT with 8 children.
Yes, the going back and filing those is definitely the way to go
SO many things depend on your having filed returns ... Obama care will do so as well
I didn't think the state would let me if the federal was filed as married. And I was married.
The years I didn't file state I didn't make enough to have to. When I did, I filed.
Where/how do I file for 2006?
I thought you said "The state then told me that I couldn't claim innocent spouse because the 2006 taxes were never filed - which I did not know"
I said that. They never told me to go and file. Because I said I didn't know where he was. How do I file single if the same year the FEDERAL was filed MARRIED
I was under the impression, because I was told in court, that the taxes were both filed. I assumed (ha) that he would use the refund from the federal to pay the state. Instead, he forged the federal, bought a house with his girlfriend and never filed the state, which I did not know until 5 years later when the intercepted my federal return.
I don't know how else to explain.
What you'll need to do is file the Married Filing Separate return with a cover letter saying that your husband abandoned you and was not available to file... and further, that he file a joint federal return by forging your name
And where/how do I find a return for 2006? And you think that will work?
OK let me see what I can find
That's North Carolina, I'm in CT
So sorry was just talking to someone in NS... one moe second
One of those is the instruction booklet and one is the form itself (tell me if that's not what comes up)
You'll need to send in with a cover letter (I would send certified, so thay can't say they didn't get it)
Great! Thank you!
You're very welcome ... Good luck with everything ... Let me know if I can help further
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In looking to fill out the 1040 for 2006, it says to take all of the info from the federal 1040 - which I don't have, and which will say I owe a couple thousand. That's how it looked then, and why he never sent it in. If I'm filing "single" and I had no W2's, then how do I proceed to fill it out? I'm supposed to fill it out single, with his information?
Yes, I wrote a cover letter. Excuse my ignorance - but I don't fill in his income amounts? I fill it out just with my information, even though he included me on the federal?