(Closed) post fiscal year wedding-what's our tax filing status?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: Tax filing status

    Single- please include why in comments

    Married filing separately- see above

    Married filing jointly-see above

  • Post # 3
    4044 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you got married in 2012, I believe you can file as married. You can always sign up for a free tax program and play with the numbers to see if filing jointly or single is a better option. You can always call a local tax office to get more opinions.

    Post # 4
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Hi there – simple answer: Your marital status on the last day of the year determines your marital status for the entire year. So its all or nothing. Whether you were married on Jan 1 or Dec 31 – you were married in 2012. 

    Post # 5
    5842 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If you were married on Dec 31, 2012 you file as married.

    Post # 6
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m not sure what you mean by post-fiscal year. the fiscal year ends on December 31 for individuals.

    Post # 7
    1561 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    If you were legally married in 2012, then you file as MFJ.

    Post # 8
    2870 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    If you were married anytime in 2012 then you must file married.

    You can file married seperately or married jointly.  For most people, there are more tax benefits when you file jointly. 


    Post # 9
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    To the IRS if you marry anytime during the calendar year then you are tax status married for that year.  So even if you marry on Dec 31 you need to file married for that year.

    Married filing jointly is the most common and is adventageous for most people.  Married filing separately does have benefits for a certain part of the population, though.

    Here’s an article about why some might file separately: http://www.smartmoney.com/taxes/income/married-but-filing-separately-15597/

    Also be aware filing separately also imposes a great reduction in income limits for Roth contributions.  It also removes or reduces a lot of the available deductions (education credit, student loan interest credit, capital loss deductions, etc)

    Most people will find filing jointly is better for them.  

    Post # 11
    6112 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @NaijaPuertoDorian:  LOL, that explains your confusion!  To us civilians, 9/30 doesn’t mean anything.

    You can file married separately, or married jointly.

    Post # 12
    3617 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Oops! I meant to vote for married filing jointly, but accidentally clicked married filing separately.

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