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Subject:  Re: Uncooperative, Signature Date:  3/29/2013  12:38 PM
Author:  foo1bar Number:  118189 of 129674

So the OP has relatively little leverage without being a hard@$$.
I don't think that's effective leverage... I doubt escalating the confrontation would be a useful method.

I still think file for an extension now (easy to do, costs you nothing, just have to have your taxes paid by April 15)
I'd show the spouse what the difference is in how much the IRS gets.
("Here's what we have to pay the IRS if you sign, here's what we have to pay if you don't." notice it's phrased as "we", not "I")
I'd offer to go to a tax preparer if she will sign what the tax preparer does.
($500 in tax preparation to get $8K lower taxes sounds like a good deal to me. Even if it costs $1K or $2K you'd still be ahead...)

If she can't be convinced in 6 months, then probably by that time you're getting a divorce anyhow, and maybe she'll want to preserve more of the assets for the divorce settlement. (but I wouldn't count on that)
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