-The Glove- wrote:I just dont see this ending well. Your brother was living with this lady as commonlaw spouses. He told her he wanted no dealings in her tax returns? Sounds fishy to me. He had to have known what was going on to say that. Sounds like he's just looking to get back at her for having to pay spousal support and it may come back to bite him in the ass. It didn't all of a sudden come to his knowledge what she was doing. He didn't just finally feel some moral obligation to do what's right. Sorry, but it sounds like just flat out revenge. Hopefully the IRS doesn't come down on him for turning a blind eye to the fraud and benefiting in some way (I don't believe he didn't at all).
I'm sure it wasn't new info to him but it was to me. Two different things going on. I'm sure his motive is revenge. No doubt in my mind about that. From my perspective, had I been the preparer to have found out about her lying I would have had no choice but to report her.
You'd have to know the ex but the girl is a money hungry individual. She's had a me first attitude the whole relationship and even with the court proceedings and their daughter. It was more about how much she could get in spousal support (undeservingly) then putting their daughter first. She's shown her true chracter time and time again. Shes a piece of work let me tell you. I feel sorry for the next guy who shows interest in her. The ex worked but never helped to support the household. The tax refund was supposed to divided between her and the grandmother.
There will be no reprecussions regarding him and the IRS. I've already discussed the scenario with my IRS agent regarding what he might do. Since he never appeared on the any tax return she's filed nor do they own any property together, it's like he doesn't exist. And the 3949-A allows an individual to report anonymously.