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Income Tax Time? If you and your DH both work.

Do you file separately or together ? Just wondering what works  out for the best.

 
tracylyn245

Asked by tracylyn245 at 4:04 PM on Dec. 18, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (13)
  • I think there are specific rules for filing a separate return like a couple is separated and living in two different places. And when that is true only one return gets to take off the dependents on their return and that usually is contingent upon who the children live with during the year. The standard deduction is half of what you can take off if you are filing married but filing separately. And there are other deductions and credits also that are something to consider as well.
    CafeMochaMom1

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 4:22 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • 99% of the time, it is best to always file together.

    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 4:05 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • We file together.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 4:08 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • We file together. been married forever plus we lose our EIC if we did it seperate and that is usually the bulk of our return
    mom2priceboys

    Answer by mom2priceboys at 4:13 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Together. There are only a few circumstances that make it better to file separately.
    andrea96

    Answer by andrea96 at 4:18 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Together,
    Bubbie0809

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 4:19 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Together.

    Unless one of you owes back taxes, it's usually best to file together. You can run 'test' returns to see if it's better for you guys to file together or separate.
    Erica_Smerica

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 4:21 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Together
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 4:23 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Filing together will always give the bet outcome, filing seperately means you will miss out on a lot of the perks of being married as far as taxes go
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 4:23 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • We always file jointly
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 5:29 PM on Dec. 18, 2010