Separated But No Legal Papers Income Tax Question

by Mary
(Florida)

Separated But No Legal Papers Income Tax Question

Separated But No Legal Papers Income Tax Question

Hi,


I live in Florida and my husband has lived in Arizona for over a year. There are no signed papers, so we are still legally married.

He pays my major bills (rent, utilities, cable); otherwise, I am living on my Social Security (I am 64 years old). Do I have to claim the money he pays my bills with as income?

Thanks, Duped in Florida

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Separated - Not Separated

by Tara Baker
(Winnipeg, MB)

My common law partner and I separtated on April 1, 2010 and then started living together again as a couple on October 1, 2010. How does this affect our tax situation? During the separation, her child tax credits were increased by a significant amount.

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Separation

Since texas does not have a legal seperation process and I have been seperated from my husband and do not communicate with him, Can I use the legal seperation option when filing my taxes since I was only married for a short time and does not know or have his information.

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