Minnesota Divorcing Couples Can Split IRS Refund into Two Separate Bank Accounts with IRS Form 8888

Splitting the tax refund is fair and equitable during a Minnesota divorce; having the IRS deposit your share directly is a good way to protect your half of the refund.

Kate Willmore Law Blog

Blue Question Mark ManMinnesota divorcing parties often file joint taxes pending the dissolution.   Parties can sign and file IRS Form 8888 entitled “Allocation of Refund” making it easier to divide a joint refund. IRS Form 8888 directs the IRS to divide a refund into separate bank accounts.   The IRS will direct deposit into each party’s bank account instead.

The foregoing avoids parties having to meet at the bank and sign off on the joint refund check; and, Form 8888 also avoids having the funds deposited into a joint account where either party may use the return.

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Kate Willmore, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, Divorce, Father’s Right’s, Family Lawyer, Family Court Lawyer and Mediator

(320) 217-6030   E-mail:  kaw@katewillmorelaw.com


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About Kate Willmore, Esq.

Kate Willmore, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, divorce, custody and family attorney brings over 25 years experience to every client's legal matter. *** Licensed in Minnesota and in California

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