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Im separated from my wife 7 months ago, and just recently,

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Im separated from my wife 7 months ago, and just recently, she just filed a joint tax return, forged my signature, and used my income, as she has not had a job in the past 13 years. I have lived at another address for the past 7 months, and out of my own conscious, paid her support money every other week. What do I do when I have to file a legitimate return of my own??

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She forged my signature on last years tax return and the refund check as well

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Tax Professional: Carter McBride, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 5 months ago
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Hey! I'm Carter, I'm a CPA and can help you with this.

Your wife forging your signature without you consenting means the return she filed would be invalid.

You need to file a return married filing separately. The return needs to be paper filed as well. I would include a statement attached to the return that your wife filed a joint return and forged your signature.

Hope that helps. If you need anything else, let me know. If not, please leave a rating. Thanks!

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Hey! Just wanted to follow up and see if you need anything else. If not, please leave a rating. Thanks!

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