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reyes_cindy6996
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WHATS THE MOST REFUND WE CAN GET IF WE FILE MARRIED JOINTLY OR MARRIED SEPERATE, WITH 4 KIDS

 
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xmasbaby0
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WHATS THE MOST REFUND WE CAN GET IF WE FILE MARRIED JOINTLY OR MARRIED SEPERATE, WITH 4 KIDS

You need to file a joint return.  If you try filing married filing separately, you will not be eligible for several credits.  You will have a larger income limit to receive the child tax credit if you file joint, and you will be eligible to claim the childcare credit if you paid someone to take care of your children while you worked.

By filing as “Married Filing Jointly” you will each get the $4050 personal exemptions and the standard deduction of $12,600 for a married couple.

You can file a joint return even if one of the spouses had little or no income.


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xmasbaby0
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WHATS THE MOST REFUND WE CAN GET IF WE FILE MARRIED JOINTLY OR MARRIED SEPERATE, WITH 4 KIDS

That is not enough information for anyone to answer your question.  There are a lots of variables--like how much you earned, how much tax was withheld, your other deductions, the ages of your kids,  etc. etc.
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macuser_22
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WHATS THE MOST REFUND WE CAN GET IF WE FILE MARRIED JOINTLY OR MARRIED SEPERATE, WITH 4 KIDS

The answer to your question is why you do a tax return.  Only after all the information is entered and the tax return is complete will you see the answer.
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reyes_cindy6996
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WHATS THE MOST REFUND WE CAN GET IF WE FILE MARRIED JOINTLY OR MARRIED SEPERATE, WITH 4 KIDS

I JUST GOT MARRIED AND I HAVE 3 KIDS AND ONE WITH MY HUSBAND TOTAL OF 4 KIDS. WE BOTH WORK AND TOGETHER WE MAKE 60 TO 65. HE MAKES MORE THAN I. THEREFORE WHAT IS THE BEST OF GOING ABOUT FILING .
xmasbaby0
Level 15

WHATS THE MOST REFUND WE CAN GET IF WE FILE MARRIED JOINTLY OR MARRIED SEPERATE, WITH 4 KIDS

You need to file a joint return.  If you try filing married filing separately, you will not be eligible for several credits.  You will have a larger income limit to receive the child tax credit if you file joint, and you will be eligible to claim the childcare credit if you paid someone to take care of your children while you worked.

By filing as “Married Filing Jointly” you will each get the $4050 personal exemptions and the standard deduction of $12,600 for a married couple.

You can file a joint return even if one of the spouses had little or no income.


**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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