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Author: billjam Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 124995  
Subject: Re: Splittling deductions on separate returns Date: 8/27/2011 9:14 AM
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Yes, payments are made from joint account. They share the housing expenses and other routine expenses. She files seperately because she is concerned he may have outside income he isn't reporting. He refuses to disclose a lot of financial documents and she thinks he has other accounts she doesn't know about. He's had problems with IRS the last few years for underpaying estimated tax. He's retired, drawing from 401k, and does some consulting. She has a good job and more than covers her tax liability through payroll withholding. Both I and a CPA told her a couple years ago to stop exposing herself to liability for his problems by filing seperately. The marriage is probably headed for divorce but for now they share a house.
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