Post # 1
So Im not sure if anyone can help me or not, my husband and I are filing our taxes jointly this year for the first time. Ive been reading other peoples posts/blogs on this site and others and it sounds like most people wind up oweing their first year of filing together. Now we are going to see someone to do our taxes to make sure we get them right but for the heck of it I did it online to get a ball park figure of what we might be looking at. And just with entering our numbers and being very basic we should be getting back about 7000.00! I was thinking there is no way this can be right, but I kept looking through everything and I don’t see ANYTHING else that we would owe on. If anything we have some write offs we could probably still enter. Now I am far from a tax expert and like I said we will have someone professionaly do them, I was just wondering if anyone had a large refund their first year of being married as well or if I am most likely going to be in for disappointment when someone who knows what they are doing does them for us.
Post # 3
Hard to say without knowing what your property & assets are, how much you claim, etc. Sounds like you’re doing the right thing by going to a profesh though!
Post # 4
We just did ours through a professional. Our first year as well. Getting back a little over 3k
Post # 5
@Cady: YAY for you! That is a great way to start out the year! Gives me hope too! 😀
Post # 6
Your taxes don’t change so radically after marriage. It depends on large part on how much you are having taken out, what your investment incomes are, how much you make etc etc.
Post # 7
That’s about what we are getting back, it is also our first year filing jointly. For us it worked out a little bit better than if we were filing as singles. Mostly because getting married knocked his marginal tax rate down 3%.
Post # 8
@hollykirsten: I’m the same way. I was tinkering around on a tax calculator, and it said DH and I’s return was going to be about 7k. I have no idea what I’m doing. lol
Post # 9
@crayfish: Thanks for the info! Makes me feel a bit better knowing its not going to send us drastically one way or another. 🙂
@Natalieh86: Ya for you guys! Glad that worked out in your favor 😀
@Olive12: LOL! Well it seems like we may not be too far off! Fingers crossed for both of us!