Argh - I just hate bringing up any of this type of stuff to her because it always causes a battle. The latest is that she claimed child care expenses for 2016 on her taxes even though the MSA says that I get to claim both children as dependents beginning in 2016. That is to continue until the children can no longer be claimed as dependents. When I e-filed my return, it was kicked back as rejected because she already used D's SSN. I emailed her and told her that she completed her taxes wrong. She said she didn't because it was accepted when she e-filed. ~sigh~
In an attempt to have her sign form 8332, she agreed to go to a tax preparer, who said that I was correct, and she would have to amend her return. The tax preparer added that she didn't have to sign 8332, and that we should each get to claim a child...it's great when a non-legal professional comments about something they clearly know nothing about, ain't it?
She is going to re-file her taxes next week. I have filed an extension for mine. Her last email said that it's not fair that I get to claim both on my taxes and she wants to revise the MSA. She reminded me that because her income is 0 (she's a student, and was fired from her part time job), she gets deals for the kids on bus passes and day care, and thinks revising the MSA will make it even.
I didn't respond, because my reply will be explaining that she hasn't been paying her share of health care, which will probably launch WW3 even if I'm in the right.
So...can anyone foresee any issues after I reply to her? Can you see anything coming back to bite me?
As always, many thanks to any and all replies.