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I am now divorced since April of this year. During the time

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i am now divorced since April of this year. During the time i was married my ex had a house cleaning service. I had the max amount of money taken out of my check to play her taxes for 28 years. Can i collect for those taxes i paid for her?
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Jesse
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Tax
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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 2 years ago
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Hi Jesse,

Assuming you filed a joint tax return - all taxes that were withheld from your wages were already credited toward your joint tax liability - so there is no "additional" refund.
Whether she should compensate you because the largest part (or all) taxes were paid by you - that is a civil matter between you and your spouse.
I would raise that issue during the negotiations of divorce terms.

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 2 years ago

Please be aware that your filing status is determined on the last day of the year.
As on Dec 31 2015 you are divorced - for tax purposes - you are considered as Single for the whole 2015.
Thus - all taxes withheld from your paychecks in 2015 will be credited toward YOUR tax liability - and if overpaid - you will be getting a refund.

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 2 years ago

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