Locked-Out Spouse Finds No Sympathy at IRS

October 21, 2006 | Family Law News, Legal Perspective

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The TaxProf Blog reported an interesting story about a husband who failed to report his share of passthrough income from the medical billing company that he and his estranged wife owned together. The Tax Court was not impressed with the husband’s explanation that his wife had locked him out of the home where the business was located, raided their business and personal bank accounts, and ran up more than $50,000 in credit card bills. In its decision, the Tax Court affirmed the deficiency assessed by the IRS.

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