If your husband is cheating on you, look for these hidden signs of infidelity on your joint income tax return. Your 1040 Form can expose his affair. Knowing what to look for is the key. Be alert for the signs below.
Working overtime is an excuse that is commonly used by cheating husbands to conceal their extramarital affairs. Does the figure on line 7 ( wages, salaries, tips, etc) reflect all the overtime your husband claimed to have been working last year? Or is the figure on this line significantly smaller than you would expect?
If the figure on Line 7 shows that your husband made a lot more money than he led you to believe, what did he do with the excess funds? Is he paying child support for a lovechild you know nothing about? Do any of his other tax documents (bank statements, credit card receipts) indicate that he might may have used the funds to finance an extramarital affair?
Certain lines in the Income section of the 1040 form require the attachment of additional forms, known as “schedules” (Schedule A, B, C, D, etc.). Examine these forms closely, because they contain a wealth of information. For example, taxable interest earned last year should be reported on Line 8a. If the figure exceeds $1500, schedule B must also be attached, which lists the sources that contributed to this interest. Does this list show bank accounts you weren’t even aware that your husband had? Why hasn’t he told you about this secret account?
The Adjusted Gross Income section of the 1040 form can reveal transactions your husband may have made behind your back. If there are figures on line 30, indicating that penalties were incurred for early withdrawal or liquidation of CD accounts, why did your husband make these transactions without your knowledge or consent? What was done with the money he withdrew from this account?
The next article in the this “Income Tax and Signs of Infidelity” article series will show how these signs of financial infidelity led to the discovery of three extramarital affairs.
For other signs of financial infidelity linked to sexual infidelity, check out the popular infidelity reference book Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs . Chapter 12, entitled Financial Affairs, documents 52 financially-related telltale signs of infidelity. Meanwhile, to make sure you don’t miss the other articles in about “Income Taxes and Signs of Infidelity” subscribe to this column or bookmark this page.