Solved: My husband owes money. I do not. We filed together last year but he did not work. This year he has a W2. Last year I had to deal with my refund being taken and then going through the process of gettin
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sabrinahg0926
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My husband owes money. I do not. We filed together last year but he did not work. This year he has a W2. Last year I had to deal with my refund being taken and then going through the process of gettin

I want to understand if it’s better for us to file separately or is jointly the best option
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Hal_Al
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My husband owes money. I do not. We filed together last year but he did not work. This year he has a W2. Last year I had to deal with my refund being taken and then going through the process of gettin

You can still file jointly (and most likely  should). You include "Injured Spouse" allocation form 8379 to keep the IRS from taking "your refund" to satisfy his debt.

Type> injured spouse <in the find box to activate the form

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Hal_Al
Level 15

My husband owes money. I do not. We filed together last year but he did not work. This year he has a W2. Last year I had to deal with my refund being taken and then going through the process of gettin

You can still file jointly (and most likely  should). You include "Injured Spouse" allocation form 8379 to keep the IRS from taking "your refund" to satisfy his debt.

Type> injured spouse <in the find box to activate the form

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