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ericseemann
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When filing for the year, does Unemployment get taxed at 10% for my wife's income separately? Or will it be taxed at 28% for our married jointly income cause of my wages?

 
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xmasbaby0
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When filing for the year, does Unemployment get taxed at 10% for my wife's income separately? Or will it be taxed at 28% for our married jointly income cause of my wages?

All of your combined income will be taxed at your tax rate on your joint return.

**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

When filing for the year, does Unemployment get taxed at 10% for my wife's income separately? Or will it be taxed at 28% for our married jointly income cause of my wages?

All of your combined income will be taxed at your tax rate on your joint return.

**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.**
Hal_Al
Level 15

When filing for the year, does Unemployment get taxed at 10% for my wife's income separately? Or will it be taxed at 28% for our married jointly income cause of my wages?

It will be taxed at 28% because it is added to your total joint income and taxed at your  top tax bracket.

But filing separately will not save you anything. She may only pay 10% on her individual income; but more of your income will be taxed at 28% because of the lower thresholds on the Married Filing Separately ( MFS)  brackets.

You can use this tool to do trial returns both ways. https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/calculators/taxcaster/?s=1

SweetieJean
Level 15

When filing for the year, does Unemployment get taxed at 10% for my wife's income separately? Or will it be taxed at 28% for our married jointly income cause of my wages?

Unemployment comp withholding is normally done at 10%, but your actual tax rate will be applied.
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