Tax/Divorce /Relief -Assessment.

Discussion in 'Tax' started by deco87, 9 Jan 2019.

  1. deco87

    deco87 Frequent Poster

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    If I got Divorced today. A proof required for the court is "Living Separately" last Four Years.

    In the last four years both parties living together in same house , jointly assessed for Income Tax.

    Tomorrow I will request Revenue to assess me as a "Single Person" as required.

    Is there a breach of the Tax/Revenue regulations here.

    Specifically the last Four years as "Jointly Assessed".
     
  2. Monbretia

    Monbretia Frequent Poster

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    Doubt it as you can still be jointly assessed even if separated and living in different houses, it depends on circumstances and what the legal situation. Equally you could have had separate assessment while living together. Tax assessment is probably not much good for proving living separately unless it's clear from the way it's set up that maintenance etc is being paid.
     
  3. deco87

    deco87 Frequent Poster

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    Many thanks, appreciate it.
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  4. deco87

    deco87 Frequent Poster

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    We lived together till mid November sold house end November, divorced end of December...just wondering why the " date of separation" in these circumstances is required if not to adjust tax ? Presumably over last 4 years , as that is required time for a divorce whether living under same roof or not