My husband usually claims 3 on his withholdings and I claim 0. When we file our taxes, we put his info in first and we always show that we owe taxes from him until I put my info in. After that we get maybe a thousand back. I started working on our taxes for our refund this year and as it stands, we are getting $5800 back, and I still haven't put in all of the stuff we can claim. We had a ton of medical bills last year plus a new baby so maybe that's why it's so big, but holy cow. Our income was $20k less than the year before too. We have never had that big of a return back, and honestly, I'd rather have that money on our paychecks instead of one lump sum at the end of the year. It may be time to change our withholdings... hwo do I know what to claim? Or wait another year to see if it's the same, minus the medical expenses??
And before everyone goes apeshit, we made almost $80k last year so we are far from poor, which would be the first assumption about this post.