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jlong1
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My SO is the earner in our house. I worked pt this year. I made less than 6000 untaxed. Do I claim my income on our joint return? Would filing separately be better?

He makes 39600 claiming 0 we have 3 kids I don't get a 1099 I do get a personal check as payment

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xmasbaby0
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My SO is the earner in our house. I worked pt this year. I made less than 6000 untaxed. Do I claim my income on our joint return? Would filing separately be better?

Joint return?  If you are not legally married you cannot file a joint return.  You each file your own returns with a filing status of single--one of you may file as Head of Household.

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VolvoGirl
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My SO is the earner in our house. I worked pt this year. I made less than 6000 untaxed. Do I claim my income on our joint return? Would filing separately be better?

How much less than 6,000 did you make?  If you are not married he can not claim you as a dependent if you made more than $4,000 total for the year (4,050 for 2017).
xmasbaby0
Level 15

My SO is the earner in our house. I worked pt this year. I made less than 6000 untaxed. Do I claim my income on our joint return? Would filing separately be better?

"I don't get a 1099 I do get a personal check..."  Even $400 in self-employment income must be reported.
**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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