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head of household or Jointly??

I dont work, so when my hubby files his taxes should he file single-head of household? or should we file jointly and just claim no income for me? When I do a tax calculator we get a bigger refund filing jointly. Does anyone else do this? what do SAHMs do come tax time?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:02 AM on Dec. 11, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • File joint, you get screwed if he files head of household. Even if you have no income of your own you can still file jointly.

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 12:05 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • Jointly.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:09 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • Definately file jointly. You get a lot more tax breaks that way.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:10 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • We file jointly..always.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 1:20 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • As has already been stated, JOINT.

    Answer by fluud7 at 7:44 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • If you are married, you CANNOT file head of household (few exceptions). Please be sure to read through the requirements before filing. There can be steep penalties if discovered. If you are married (there are some exceptions) then your options to file would be married filing joint or married filing separate. You also benefit most from filing a married return as the tax rates are slightly less and there are slightly higher exemptions.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • oh, didnt know that, we just got married but for the past 6 years he's been filing head of household and I thought that was the best ... so now that we are married, I wasnt sure what he should be filing. We will file jointly. Thanks!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:07 PM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • We file jointly regardless of who is working. Sometimes, it's me working, sometimes, it's him.

    Answer by Pnukey at 3:25 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

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