02-18-2014 10:58 AM - edited 02-20-2014 03:17 PM
Sorry for the confusion. I was not aware of the implications of the injured spouse form in consideration of using the Refund Anticipation Check. Thank you WillMc1 for the clarification.
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02-19-2014 07:32 AM
Jerry the office I filed from said that I have to pay my fee's before they will file. They state that with me filing as a injured spouse that the system will not let them file till I pay. If this is wrong how can I show them that? Do you want the office phone number to talk with them?
02-20-2014 01:49 PM
The reason H&R Block fees cannot be withheld when filing Form 8379 Injured Spouse Allocation with your tax return is due to the expected offset from your federal refund figured on the joint return. The IRS validates the injured spouse claim and determines the amount of the refund to release to the affected spouse. Because the amount of refund is an "unknown" until the IRS processes the claim, fees cannot be withheld through the RAC option.
I hope this helps explain why. Good luck to you.
Tax Professional (Retired)