My husband and I are seperated (since April 2009) pending a divorce. We are filing taxes seperately. I have been a stay at home mom for five years and am just now getting back into the work force and financially have had a hard time and money is very tight and my income is low...almost non existent. My husband has a his own business. He recently sent me a 1099 (with no deductions) for money which I never received. As a result I now owe money to the IRS. I never received this money and I never worked for him. I cannot communicate with him other than through lawyers. He does not return my calls or emails. My lawyer advised me to get advice from a tax specialist or accountant. I cannot afford that right now. My checking account can show even dating back to 2008 there were no deposits or withdrawls close to that amount. We did have a joint account, but I never had access to that account and never made deposits or withdrawls to that account. He was the one who closed it as well.
I was given advice to file not using the 1099, but worried this could result in an audit. Even though I might not be liable for this year, I know they look at previous years and I signed those returns. Im sure my husband used me as a contractor for the company as well for tax write off purposes.
Any thoughts on how I should handle.