Author Topic: How to Deal with Newlywed Taxes  (Read 537 times)

leomatthewadams

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How to Deal with Newlywed Taxes
« on: November 21, 2019, 03:28:26 PM »
I just married my spouse earlier in November, and we had separate accounts and income throughout the entire year until then. Now, we’ve been doing stuff together. But, when it comes to dealing with my taxes in 2019, how should I file? Should I just say forget it and do “married filing separately” or would I be better off saying “married?” Help me out friends!

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Re: How to Deal with Newlywed Taxes
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 03:53:54 PM »
As with a lot of things, it depends. Generally, filing as MFJ will be better.

The early versions of the 2019 tax programs are out. Buy one and run it through both scenarios.

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Re: How to Deal with Newlywed Taxes
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 05:43:33 PM »
You will almost always be better off filing jointly.

“Married Filing Seperately” is basically designed to protect you from liability if your spouse is in the mob or doing something illegal.