June 5, 2019 3:04 PM
last updated June 05, 2019 3:04 PM
my husband owes back child support. TT wants a married-filing joint status-because I am not liable for his support debt, and he had no income for 2017, do I still need a injured spouse form?
can you help with this question?
June 5, 2019 3:05 PM
They can take your refund because your refund is not your refund; it belongs to both spouses. The joint tax return is not your return; it's the couple's return. The purpose of the injured spouse form is to allocate (tell the IRS) how much of the refund belongs to you (all of it) and how much belongs to your spouse (none of it because he has no income).