I need advice on how to file. I use Tax
Act to file my own taxes
every year. My taxes are basic. Married and 1 child living at home. Mortgage interest, and thats about it outside charitable contributions.
Heres where it got weird last year. My wife of 20 years got a judgement against her by the state of Texas, (we live in Idaho) via an ex boyfriend who has her 22 year old son in college now. The judgement was for 20,000 in back child support. Best guess is someone told him he could get money this way. We don't know.
Anyway, the state of Idaho took our tax return last year but Federal did not. I called and got my half back.
Idaho state law
says any back child support over 500 will be attached to Federal. So I'm thinking it just didn't hit in time to claim my Federal tax
My wife and ex boyfriend settled all this a long time ago. My wife has Multiple Sclerosis and is 100% disabled and can not work outside the home. She has no benefits of any kind.
I , now the injured spouse in all of this am paying for a child thats not mine.
Idaho is a community property state, so if my wife is on my return at all theyll take half.
I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this.
I would rather the Federal Govt and the state of Idaho get my money.