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What can I do? My wife will not sign our joint 2017 IRS tax form? She is being vindictive to me.

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Tax Professional: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 3 months ago
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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Unfortunately, you cannot make her sign the return and you cannot sign for her.

Are you receiving a refund or do you owe?

If you are receiving a refund, there will be no penalty for late filing. It is only when you owe that a late filing penalty comes into play.

Of course, you can always choose to the married filing separate filing status.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The form has been completed as joint. She brings no benefit to the filing.
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I am not satisfied.
Tax Professional: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 3 months ago

I understand, but you cannot force her to sign or sign her name.

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