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My husband and I eloped in nov 2001. He had moved to wisconsin a couple years before to go to graduate school and establish residency so he could go to the University of Wisconsin and pay the resident tuition. He decided to join the national guard while he was there and lo and behold he got activated after sept 11th. Long story short, he was active duty for 2 years, then decided to move to ohio and live with me (finally) and follow a different career path. He moved back Nov 2003, and didn't actually start working in ohio or even put his name on my lease until early 2004. Well, after doing taxes this year (a lawyer did them for us), ohio took my refund and decided for 2001 and 2002 that DH should have paid ohio income taxes, because we had filed jointly on our federal taxes. DH had paid WI state income tax for those years. We had each filed single on our state taxes. We have accumulated proof (apt leases, driving records, employment records, utilites and so forth) and have sent these things to ohio recently, have not heard back, but as it stands, ohio wants 6000$ including interest now and my husband is applying for law enforcement jobs and is worried that this will affect his applications if we don't pay it (not like we have the money). Does anyone know if we're likely to have this resolved in our favor easily or if we will have to sue the state or just pay? Our lawyer is handling this dispute as well, but I don't have any idea how this will go. Any opinions would be appreciated!!!


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