(Closed) Marrried filing jointly vs Married filing separately

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I don’t remember the details of why, but I worked out both for our first married tax return to see which was better.  For us, married filing jointly got us more money back.  We each have one job, only property we own is our house. 

Don’t know for sure, but I think filing separately is helpful when one of you owns a business, or has a lot of personal investments, properties, etc.


Post # 4
2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We are filling jointly.  Here are a few things I looked at!  It makes far more sense to file jointly, IMO…but here are a couple of reasons from the professionals:




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