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Filing form 8379...can it be electronically? Submitted with joint return.

I am seeing a tax professional at hrs block this year, we already started the process... but... I do not know if he is familiar with a certain former  (I am really pleased with his work though). I am filing jointhe return with husband who is disabled. My husband owes back child support, I am the money maker, he has no income. My tax guy said to file injured spouse former 8379. Well....he said it has to be filed by mail. ?  Can we submit this electronically? Also...can I still love get the emerald advance..of up to $1250?

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Re: Filing form 8379...can it be electronically? Submitted with joint return.

Hi Kmcclurg1,

 

Welcome to the community.

 

Yes, you should absolutely file Form 8379 in this situation.  You cannot e-file Form 8379, but rather it does have to be filed by mail.  You can e-file the return and then mail the Form 8379 to the IRS by itself, however I would recommend mailing the entire return with the 8379 so that they process at the same time so that there's not a chance of your return getting processed and the refund being paid out the wrong way before the IRS sees the 8379.

 

One thing to point out here though is that, while you should always file the 8379 in this type of situation, if you live in a community property state such as California they may still be able to take your refund depending on state law.  This probably will not affect you in this case though because I'm assuming that the debt was incurred before you were married.

 

Yes, you can still get a refund advance.  Whether or not you are approved and how much you are approved for is based primarily on your credit, but your refund does play a role.  If you apply for the refund advance make sure that you mail Form 8379 right away as I believe you will have to e-file your tax return.

 

I hope that this helps you out.

 

Louis,

Senior Tax Advisor (Tampa, FL)

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Re: Filing form 8379...can it be electronically? Submitted with joint return.

Form 8379, injured spouse, CAN be efiled. In fact, it will cut 1 week off the waiting time for the refund..

I have numerous clients that file injured spouse and we have always efiled them without a problem. .

BettyB
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Registered: ‎01-29-2017

Re: Filing form 8379...can it be electronically? Submitted with joint return.

This is a great question and I'm in almost the same situation in Missouri.

Why the two completely different answers for the same question.

Do you both work for HR Block?

I would like to file online with best of both, but I can't find any real information on the Q&A's to get this question answered directly.

 

 

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Re: Filing form 8379...can it be electronically? Submitted with joint return.

Hello jenoberer.  Welcome to The Community.

 

Although I am now a retired HR Block Tax Professional, I can assure you that Form 8379 Injured Spouse Allocation can absolutely be efiled along with your federal income tax return.  And as Betty mentioned, by doing so it would take a little less time for the IRS to process your return.

 

I hope this helps.  Good luck to you. 

WillMc1
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Registered: ‎02-26-2017

Re: Filing form 8379...can it be electronically? Submitted with joint return.

I AM IN THE SAME SITUATION AND RECIEVED A LETTER FROM THE IRS THAT IT HAS TO BEW MAILED INTO THE SAME IRS ADDRESS THE TAX RETURNED WAS SENT TO, BUT I FILED IT E-FILE AND DO NOT KNOW WHICH ADDRESS TO SEND IT TO NOW BECAUSE OF THIS....CAN ANYONE ON HERE GIVE ME THE ADDRESS TO SEND IT TO?

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Registered: ‎04-17-2017

Re: Filing form 8379...can it be electronically? Submitted with joint return.

What is the address to submit this form to.

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Registered: ‎04-17-2017

Re: Filing form 8379...can it be electronically? Submitted with joint return.

how did you efile this form