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“He stopped paying all bills”: A cheating husband moved in with his girlfriend and stole my stimulating check — twice

Dear Moneyist,

My husband tricked me into leaving our house and moving with my girlfriend in October 2019. He stops paying all bills and doesn’t pay child support. He applied for a divorce, but our divorce has been suspended because we cannot finish paying the attorney.

The Internal Revenue Service has deposited all the incentives in his account, and he does not share it with me. I finally started working this October, and this latest stimulus check went to him again! Why didn’t I receive my stuff?

We had one underage child and he also took her share.

Still married,

Dear married person,

You may not receive your check because you did not file your tax return.

It is not 100% clear from your letter whether you have a formal separation contract. The IRS has clear instructions for reporting those who falsely claim their dependents. With some exceptions to the rules, children must live with qualified parents for at least half of the calendar year.

Your estranged husband should step carefully as you haven’t lived together for over a year. “When you deliberately rely on your taxes to claim falsehood, you run the risk of sanctions and potential audits from the IRS.” According to

Given the uncertain legal status of your marriage, you can use the IRS policy as a leverage when talking to your husband.You can also follow IRS instructions If that was what happened here about reporting false allegations about dependents.

The government uses the IRS database as a way to determine people’s eligibility for stimulus payments. These are collectable rebate credits for 2020 returns. The IRS uses the 2019 tax returns to measure people’s income. The 2018 tax return will be used as Plan B.

This is not the first letter of this kind I received about my spouse stealing a stimulus during a pandemic. And that’s not the last. You may not be as clear as in some other cases, but I still haven’t given up hope of receiving your deadline in 2021.

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Earlier letters contained financial abuse: This husband In fact, he received financial stimulus payments from his wife. This is a typical case of economic abuse in which the abuser controls all finances to maintain power over his or her spouse in a relationship.

In another such case This ex-wife Custodial sentence could be punished if her husband’s signature is forged into an IRS tax form (a typical case of old-fashioned fraud) and she proves to have acted maliciously and / or for criminal purposes. there is.

In The Moneyist’s archive hat-trick Skull Duggery This ex-wife Immersed in her ex-husband’s bank account and helped herself with his exciting payments (a typical case of sharp practice as she had all the rights to withdraw money from a joint account).

Your case emphasizes the importance of filing a tax return with the IRS and tracking your bank account. You can note that your husband refused to hand it over during future divorce proceedings. Judges are unlikely to kindly look at such a stingy stimulus Shenanigan.

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