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usn_jmillay
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My wife has been out on disability and I want to know if we should file together even though she has no taxable income for the year of 2016?

 
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DoninGA
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My wife has been out on disability and I want to know if we should file together even though she has no taxable income for the year of 2016?

You should be filing as Married Filing Jointly even if one spouse has little or no income.  You receive the highest standard deduction of $12,600 and you each receive a personal exemption of $4,050

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DoninGA
Level 15

My wife has been out on disability and I want to know if we should file together even though she has no taxable income for the year of 2016?

You should be filing as Married Filing Jointly even if one spouse has little or no income.  You receive the highest standard deduction of $12,600 and you each receive a personal exemption of $4,050

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