(Closed) Tax Question

posted 11 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

For most couples (not all) the better thing to do is file jointly.  If you file seperately and one itemizes, the other HAS to itemize whether or not they have enough deductions.  And that means if you only have $1,000 in deductions, you can’t take the standard deduction.

However, there are several free tax calculators online that will let you estimate each situation and figure out the best one for you. 

Post # 4
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The rate for married filing seperately is higher than married filing jointly.  Also, the exemptions will be lower on married filing seperately.  I definetly recommend jointly.  Usually the only people who file seperately are people who are seperated or can’t find their spouse to file.

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