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reneelaub
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My husband is a 100% disabled Vietnam Veteran & does not have to file or pay taxes

 
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My husband is a 100% disabled Vietnam Veteran & does not have to file or pay taxes

Generally, Veterans Disability benefits are not taxable (and therefore not reportable) on a tax return.

See Do I Need To Report My Veteran Disability Payments?

If you have enough taxable income to file a return, you should file jointly even if your spouse has no taxable income.

Married Filing Joint generally yields a better tax result than Married Filing Separate even if one spouse earns little or no taxable income

Generally, filing jointly will give you a bigger refund or less taxes due. When you file separately, your tax rate is higher and you won't be able to claim a number of deductions and credits:

 See Do I Need To File  a Federal Tax Return This Year?

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Marketstar
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My husband is a 100% disabled Vietnam Veteran & does not have to file or pay taxes

Generally, Veterans Disability benefits are not taxable (and therefore not reportable) on a tax return.

See Do I Need To Report My Veteran Disability Payments?

If you have enough taxable income to file a return, you should file jointly even if your spouse has no taxable income.

Married Filing Joint generally yields a better tax result than Married Filing Separate even if one spouse earns little or no taxable income

Generally, filing jointly will give you a bigger refund or less taxes due. When you file separately, your tax rate is higher and you won't be able to claim a number of deductions and credits:

 See Do I Need To File  a Federal Tax Return This Year?

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