Everybody join in a group happy dance!!!!!
I got confirmation that my (adjectives delected) ex-husband who has been refusing to make his scheduled payments to the IRS for late back taxes, somehow begged, borrowed, or stole the total amount due and paid it all off. Happy dance for a zero balance with the IRS!!
Moral of the story- Don’t sign a joint tax return because you never know when your co-signer is going to go odd on you.
Now I have to think up another excuse for not getting married for my mother. “I don’t want to get the SO involved in all this IRS drama” has worked surprisingly well.