Widow Wins Lawsuit against IRS


A 70 year old widow, Theresa Beat sued the IRS and won in a lawsuit that will gain her about $3 million in tax refunds after a federal court jury returned their verdict in her favor last week in Wichita, Kansas. The trial lasted 6 days in which Beat contended that she was the common law wife of her deceased husband who is owed tax relief from his estate.

After Dean Dyche passed away in 2001, Beat fled joint tax returns as Dyche’s surviving spouse in good faith because she was informed by her attorney at that time that she could do that. This followed another tax return on Dyche’s estate in the spring of 2002 where Beat said no taxes were due as the surviving spouse.

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