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MARRIED FILING SEPARATE

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Level 2

I HAVE A CLIENT SEPARATED FROM HIS WIFE FOR OVER A YEAR.  THEY HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN WHICH SHE IS CLAIMING.  THEY ALSO OWN A HOUSE IN BOTH NAMES.  HE PAYS HER $3000 PER MONTH FOR CHILD SUPPORT.  SHE WILL NOT COMMUNICATE TO HIM HOW SHE FILED HER RETURN NOR WILL SHE TELL HIM IF SHE ITEMIZED OR TOOK THE STANDARD DEDUCTION.  THE MORTGAGE AND REAL ESTATE, WOULD YOU TAKE ONE HALF, THE FULL AMOUNT OR NONE OF THE EXPENSES.

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qbteachmt
Level 15

It helps us read your topic and details if you do NOT USE ALL CAPS, Please. That is considered Shouting.

You never stated if he makes any of the payments you asked about: mortgage and property tax?

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sjrcpa
Level 15

Who is making the mortgage payments?


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johnm
Level 3

If they have a separation agreement, then husband is single and wife files HOH. That will dictate how the rest gets divied up. If he pays mortgage adn RE tax, and has cancelled checks to prove it, then he should deduct it. No alimony or maintenance payments other than child support? What he calls child support may include maintenance for spouse too. GOOD LUCK!

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sjrcpa
Level 15

If they have a legal separation. That's a rare thing.


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