My SO and I aren't married so we obviously file separately. Im just curious to know which one of us should claim our son. I did last year and just wondering who should this year?? It doesn't matter to either one of us, as we are one big happy family, but we are trying to get back as much $$$ as we can to help minimize our debt. Any tips would be really helpful, I just feel greedy by going somewhere like H&R and asking them which one of us would get back the most by claiming.
Here's some stats if it helps:
SO- made $13,000 (no taxes paid) from unemployment as he was laid off
- made $9,700 from the job had had the last part of the year and paid ($940 Fed) ($500 State)
-Owes $700 yet in taxes
ME- made $7,500 paid $300 Fed $120 State
-also made $2,500 unemployment (hrs were cut) no taxes paid on that
*Please no bashing. I just want some honest opinions...thank you!!
Asked by Anonymous at 5:53 PM on Feb. 17, 2011 in Money & Work
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