(Closed) Marriage and filing jointly

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I did our taxes on turbo tax, which shows you right away the amounts you’ll pay under various filing statuses. We had a complicated situation where we filed married-jointly at the federal level but married-separately at the state level (yes, you are allowed to do this). We saved a bundle this way, although it was a major pain to get it to work with the software. My advice is to start doing your taxes early so that you are not rushed.

Post # 4
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765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

We used an accountant since both of us are independent contractors.  We had way too many write offs to handle ourselves.  We didn’t get hit with a marriage penalty but he did recommend we both file claim single and 0 when we are at jobs that deduct taxes.  That way we won’t owe.

Post # 5
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

we met with a tax professional and filed jointly married ….we got back over 3 thousand by doing so and next year will get back even more …highly recommend fiiling jointly married if you can =)

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