(Closed) Kinda in a panic.

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

It depends on your joint income, what number of dependants both of you claim and about fifty other things….check both of your paystubs to see what deductions you take, if you both claim yourself, that could mean a little more for Uncle Sam this year, check it out before you freak though, it’s not worth getting upset over.

Post # 6
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3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think (not a tax expert) that you get more tax breaks when you’re married.

I did my taxes FOUR different ways when we first got married (this took hours & hours uggg) I used Turbo Tax & did it as if we were married filing seperately without itemizing, than with itemizing, then married filing jointly with & also without itemizing.  We had medical bills & just bought a house & Darling Husband was in school, so that’s why we tried so many different ways.

I think the first year it was cheaper to do married filing seperately & then the 2nd year it was cheaper to do married filing jointly. Or it could’ve been the other way around!  I’d recommend trying it both ways. It might take awhile, but its worth it. Filing differently changed our refund by a few hundred dollars.

Post # 8
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3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Also! Make sure you update your name change with SSN (if you changed your last name to his).  I didn’t do this & it caused months of waiting for our refund. I had to get a tax advocate & everything. & get a new W4 from your employer & update that. I know there’s only a week left to go, but I believe this will update your name on your W2 form you get.

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