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  •  Ok....let's see here, my wife does all of our (9+ / 0-)

    taxes and when they are completed I just sign where she tells me.  Now, if the IRS knocks on our door tomorrow for an audit do I get to say: "Hey, it's not my fault, my name and signature on the return is just a technicality."  

    Uhhh, I don't think most people are going to buy mitten's ridiculous argument about his signature being a technicality.

    You sign it, you own it.    

    "It took us a couple of days because I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak." President Barack Obama 3/24/09

    by sfcouple on Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 02:44:33 PM PDT

    •  Well, there is something (4+ / 0-)
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      called the innocent spouse defense, but it's hard to prove.  Usually, it's where a husband has unbelievably complex business dealings and presents the wife with a completed return and just asks for her signature.  Then, when he skips town and files for divorce and the IRS comes after her for back taxes, she can defend herself as not having been responsible for all the phony deductions, etc.  

      But your right, the IRS will not be amused by your efforts to say that just because its your signature on that tax return that it has nothing to do with you.  

      •  That's actually a trick question in the innocent (1+ / 0-)
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        spouse application.  A lot of cases are lost preci

        "Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation..."--David St. Hubbins

        by Old Left Good Left on Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 03:11:54 PM PDT

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      •  LOL: the IRS will not be amused! No, (0+ / 0-)

        I rather doubt it, particularly when one considers that our tax accountant is a guy maned TurboTax.  

        "It took us a couple of days because I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak." President Barack Obama 3/24/09

        by sfcouple on Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 03:37:54 PM PDT

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