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melmiller4now
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I don't understand the community property additions and subtractions. Where do I get that number

 
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JaimeG
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I don't understand the community property additions and subtractions. Where do I get that number

If you live in a community property state, you will generally split it all 50/50. Some states have specific rules regarding the split, but most community property states follow the 50/50 rule.  The exception would be income earned on assets or investments that were owned by a spouse prior to the marriage and not commingled. Also, inherited income that was not commingled. 

For Example; You earned $100,000 of income and your husband has $60,000. Jointly you have $160,000 and in a Community Property State you each have $80,000.00. So in this case you will have subtracted $20,000 to your income and your husband would have added $20,000 to his

Community Property states are: ArizonaCaliforniaIdahoLouisianaNevadaNew Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.

FYI - When you file as Married Filing Separately, if one spouse itemizes on Schedule A, the other must also itemize on Schedule A.

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