IRS headaches....daycare provider headaches...BM headaches--no, MIGRAINES!
Well, the BM, even though the divorce decree STATES:
"The Father shave have the Tax Exemptions EVERY year"
decided to file her taxes claiming my SS7 so she could get money back for the daycare.
Oh, so I go to E-file our taxes and come to find out the child has already been claimed for tax purposes. I am NOT happy.
Luckily, DH's divorce falls within that time frame where he can show the divorce decree. I plan on going over to the IRS office (which is right around the corner where I live, not more than 2 miles away!) with the paperwork and tax return to see if we're doing this correctly.
So the daycare provider headache is this:
We called the provider to see how much was spent for 2009. She tells us $1627.50. DH asked to get a print-out. OMG this is a friggin' joke. It's a piece of paper with numbers on it, my SS's name and the daycare provider's name, address and Tax ID number on it. No dates of when payment was made, or WHO made the payment.
So BM claims 1/2 that amount, which is $813.75. Oh, that's a BIG problem considering that I have actual PROOF that DH paid $975 for the year 2009. So if DH paid $975 and SHE is claiming $813.75, Hmmmm, either the daycare provider is under-reporting her income, or BM got away with paying less than half. Like I said, we have actual PROOF (cancelled check copies and bank statement bill-pay proof!) DH spent $975.
So when I go see the IRS about how to file, I'm going to mention this to them about either the provider is under-reporting, or the exwife is over-estimating how much she spent.
Oh, and another thing to piss us off that BM did...Divorce Decree states that they are to exchange tax return information every 2 years. She refuses to give us hers. DH and I made a list of things she's NOT doing according to the decree/parenting plan.
What he plans on doing with that list is beyond me and my control, but it'll be in black and white once I type it up for him. (because I offered.)
I really detest this woman with a passion. I wish she'd fall into a hole and never find her way out of it.