Thanks for asking your question! I'm sorry to hear about your tax issue and I'm going to try my best to help you understand or resolve it.
Please note that the following is general information based on what you have told us in your prompt.
For 2011, if you were legally married at the end of the tax year you will have to file married filing separately. You cannot claim single until you are single on December 31 of the tax year.
If you filed married filing separately and claimed all your income, but your husband did not file his taxes - that's his problem, not yours. You are only liable for your joint tax returns
that were filed, and from what you said it sounds like you had innocent spouse treatment for the $30,000 tax debt from your joint returns
. Get documentation of that from the IRS to keep with your records and give your tax advisor. If you don't have documentation of this, but you remember speaking with the IRS about this then tell your tax advisor so they can get documentation for you.
If the IRS still has you responsible for your joint tax debt then they can take collection
action against you. That is why it is very important to get documentation that they aren't holding you responsible for that debt. Once you have that proof, then if something does happen you have the documentation to take to a tax advisor and get it taken care of. If the IRS gives you written proof, then try not to worry.
And don't worry at all about the years that you filed separate returns
. As long as you did your taxes correctly then you will be fine. One of the purpose of filing
separate returns is so that you aren't responsible for your spouses' omissions. If this helped, then rate my service as "excellent" so that I can be compensated for assisting you today. Otherwise, click "reply" or "continue conversation" for continued dialog with me.
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