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jpexpc
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If I am married filing jointly and my income is less then $5000 but my spouse is about $25,000 do I need to actually claim mine?

 
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xmasbaby0
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If I am married filing jointly and my income is less then $5000 but my spouse is about $25,000 do I need to actually claim mine?

You absolutely do have to include your income on that tax return.  Every W-2 that you received must be reported on your tax return, even if they are for small amounts.  Remember that each one of those W-2’s has your Social Security number on it, and that income was reported to the IRS by the employer.  You do not want to get in trouble with the IRS for under-reporting your income.

ALL of your W-2’s must be entered on the SAME tax return.  After you enter the first one, you click Add Another W-2.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

If I am married filing jointly and my income is less then $5000 but my spouse is about $25,000 do I need to actually claim mine?

You absolutely do have to include your income on that tax return.  Every W-2 that you received must be reported on your tax return, even if they are for small amounts.  Remember that each one of those W-2’s has your Social Security number on it, and that income was reported to the IRS by the employer.  You do not want to get in trouble with the IRS for under-reporting your income.

ALL of your W-2’s must be entered on the SAME tax return.  After you enter the first one, you click Add Another W-2.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Tiff22adan
Returning Member

If I am married filing jointly and my income is less then $5000 but my spouse is about $25,000 do I need to actually claim mine?

So do you need to report wages less than 3500? 

Tiff22adan
Returning Member

If I am married filing jointly and my income is less then $5000 but my spouse is about $25,000 do I need to actually claim mine?

If married filing jointly wife made less than 3500 do those wages need to go on tax return? 

VictoriaD75
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If I am married filing jointly and my income is less then $5000 but my spouse is about $25,000 do I need to actually claim mine?

Yes. All income must be reported on a joint return regardless of the amount.

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