What is the name of your state? maryland-the irs is after my property. after an irs investigation and my appeal for help from the irs advocate division this is what happen. from my year 2000 tax returns, I claimed my daughter who was a full time student and lived with me until October 2000. My daughter married a marine and moved to san diego. when her husband filed his 2000 federal returns he was told that he could add her, but that he had to check the box that stated that someone else could claim her. according to the irs because this allowed him to file married instead of single he received a refund, therefore I have to pay the irs $3,400. Now, the the lady that was supose to be helping me through the advocate division said "oh, you didn't do anything wrong", but I still owed the money. I'm sorry but this is not right! I have not worked since the year 2000 due to medical reasons and I do not have an income. does this sound legal? i supported my daughter 10 months of the year. i also found it odd that on my son-in-law's state tax for 2000, he did not claim my daughter and his filing status was single. can you help me?