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I got married this year. my wifes income is disability only. do i have to file her taxes? we live in Texas.

 
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DanielV01
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I got married this year. my wifes income is disability only. do i have to file her taxes? we live in Texas.

It depends.  First and foremost, congratulations on your marriage; may you have many happy years.  You will want to file a Married Filing Joint return because it will result in the greatest tax benefit for your situation.  Whether or not your wife's income is reported or not depends on whether or not it is reported on a tax document or not.  Some types of disability (such as long-term work disability) may be taxable, and other times they are not.  If the disability comes from the government, you report it if it is on Form 1099-SSA (Social Security), and it may not be taxable, or it may be partially taxable.  That depends on your overall income.  However, if it is determined that her disability is not at all taxable (such as certain types of military disability), then it will not be required to include that on the return.

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DanielV01
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I got married this year. my wifes income is disability only. do i have to file her taxes? we live in Texas.

It depends.  First and foremost, congratulations on your marriage; may you have many happy years.  You will want to file a Married Filing Joint return because it will result in the greatest tax benefit for your situation.  Whether or not your wife's income is reported or not depends on whether or not it is reported on a tax document or not.  Some types of disability (such as long-term work disability) may be taxable, and other times they are not.  If the disability comes from the government, you report it if it is on Form 1099-SSA (Social Security), and it may not be taxable, or it may be partially taxable.  That depends on your overall income.  However, if it is determined that her disability is not at all taxable (such as certain types of military disability), then it will not be required to include that on the return.

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