Can a wife sign her husband’s name on income tax return without his consent?

My wife has withheld copies of tax returns and has either signed my name or
has filed married filing separately

Asked on October 10, 2017 under Family Law, Tennessee


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Your wife cannot sign your name on the income tax return.
She can be charged with forgery for signing your name. She has also committed fraud by filing a false tax return. She may be subject to criminal prosecution as a result of her actions.

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