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    Married filing sparately?

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    Every year we have been married DH and I have filed jointly. Apparently we made too much money (barely) and now we are in a new tax bracket. I do our taxes myself. If we file separately I can get back like 2,200 and DH gets back somewhere around 2,800. Filing together we only get 1,700 back . Our tax refund was how I was going to visit DH during deployment. Only getting 1,700 is really going to put a stopper on that plan. Are we aloud to file separately?
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    I think you can always file separately, if you want. DH and I filed separately last year, even though we were legally married already.
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    You can file as married filing separately. Most people don't because it excludes them from a lot of tax breaks, but if it works out better for you there is no reason not to.

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    We're filing separately. You have to have the same type of deductions though (itemized or standard).

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    As far as I know, there is always the option to file separately. DH and I almost did last year, but I couldn't get a certain education credit if we did that, so we filed joint. Not sure yet what we are doing this year because I am STILL waiting for my W-2.

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    In *most* cases it behooves you to file joint but there are some situations (sounds like yours being one of them) where married filing separately gets more back for you. As long as you have your ducks in a row and aren't falsifying information or both claiming the same dependents then you should be fine.
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    "but see" oh, you lawyer
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    Okay, I think I had something messed up. I started over with just my W-2's and now Turbo tax is asking me all sorts of questions about Community Property Income. What does that mean? What is community property income?
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    "but see" oh, you lawyer
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