A significant amount of infidelity is discovered during tax time by wives who file joint tax returns with their husbands. Cheating husbands will often resort to financial infidelity to conceal evidence of their extramarital affairs. Since financial infidelity often accompanies sexual infidelity, certain financial discrepancies revealed during the preparation and filing of a couple’s joint income tax return can alert a wife to the fact that her husband has been cheating on her. But knowing what to look for is the key.
A wife who suspects infidelity should closely examine all income tax paperwork for the kind of evidence which usually indicates financial infidelity linked to sexual infidelity. The 1040 Form, supporting documents and attached schedules can reveal all sorts of hidden clues including
• salary or income discrepancies
• financial transactions made without the wife’s knowledge or consent
• interest from banks accounts the wife was aware her husband had
• other sources of income the wife knew nothing about
• and much more
Careful scrutiny of W-2 forms, 1099 Forms, receipts, bank statements, credit card statements and other financial docments such as schedules A, B, C, or D can reveal a wealth of unfamiliar financial information. Then it’s just a matter of following the paper trail to find out where it leads.
But even a husband files separately, it behooves a suspicious to wife to take a close look at his completed tax return (with or without his permission) to uncover any information he may be trying to conceal regarding his financial affairs.
Since knowing what to look for is the key, upcoming articles in this “Income Tax and Signs of Infidelity” article series will cover specific telltale signs of infidelity a wife should look for on joint income tax forms and associated documents, suspicious behavior at tax time which can indicate a cheating spouse, and real life stories of exactly how joint income tax returns alerted three wives to their Husband’s revealed extramarital affairs.
Other signs of financial infidelity linked to sexual infidelity can be found in Chapter 12 (Financial Affairs) of the popular infidelity reference book Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs which lists 52 financially-related telltale signs of infidelity. Meanwhile, bookmark this page of subscribe to this column to avoid missing the other articles in this “Income Tax and Signs of Infidelity”