My husband is self-employed and I have always done our taxes (jointly). He gives me his information each year, and I input it into our turbotax software. I recently learned that he has not been reporting all of his income (in fact only about HALF of his real income). I have recently filed for separation (due to his drug abuse) and we have 1 daughter together. I am pursing primary custody. If granted, how will child support be determined? Will they use what he’s claimed on his taxes…or can I “expose” the information I recently learned? I got copies of all of his invoices from our computer (that’s how I determined his real income by printing them all out & manually adding them up myself). And if I did expose the real income, will I be held liable since I file his taxes (and we file jointly)?
His business normally claims an income of $20-$30k, when in reality he is making an average of $60,000. I have possesion of our home (making about $2,000/mth in utility/mtg payments by myself) and could use all the extra support I can get.