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Filing taxes....? GlitterGirl_Xo 2 kids; Virginia 2349 posts
Jan 3rd '13

I have a question.



To file your taxes together, you have to be married right?



My fianc

Maria + Cory = Alexis 17 kids; Middleport, Ohio 1075 posts
Jan 3rd '13

I would file separate and have him claim the child. You most likely did not work enough to file for the child tax credit.

Heather ♥ Due February 27; 3 kids; Miami, Florida 2432 posts
Jan 3rd '13

if together you both made over $19,000 then you can file married/joint. you have to be married, though.



have him file head of household and claim the both of you (as long as you made less than $9500).

Gir! 2 kids; Ohio 7550 posts
Jan 3rd '13

My Dh claimed me and my son when I was in a very similar situation. You don't have to be married, but he should be able to prove he provided at least half the support and you should sign off on it if you go to a preparer in person

GlitterGirl_Xo 2 kids; Virginia 2349 posts
Jan 3rd '13
Quoting Heather ♥:" if together you both made over $19,000 then you can file married/joint. you have to be married, though. ... [snip!] ... have to be married, though. have him file head of household and claim the both of you (as long as you made less than $9500)."


Im pretty sure I only made 2000 -2500. So he could claim me as a dependent? Would I still have to put in my w2 info and my school forms as if I were filing separately?

Gir! 2 kids; Ohio 7550 posts
Jan 3rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kristen Parris:</b>" Im pretty sure I only made 2000 -2500. So he could claim me as a dependent? Would I still have to put in my w2 info and my school forms as if I were filing separately?"</blockquote>




Yes

GlitterGirl_Xo 2 kids; Virginia 2349 posts
Jan 3rd '13
Quoting Gir!:" My Dh claimed me and my son when I was in a very similar situation. You don't have to be married, but ... [snip!] ... should be able to prove he provided at least half the support and you should sign off on it if you go to a preparer in person"


Did you work at all? Im just not sure how to go about doing it since I have my school forms and the fact that I did work for 2 months...

GlitterGirl_Xo 2 kids; Virginia 2349 posts
Jan 3rd '13
Quoting Gir!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kristen Parris:</b>" Im pretty sure I only made 2000 -2500. ... [snip!] ... Would I still have to put in my w2 info and my school forms as if I were filing separately?"</blockquote> Yes"


Ok thanks!

Gir! 2 kids; Ohio 7550 posts
Jan 3rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kristen Parris:</b>" Did you work at all? Im just not sure how to go about doing it since I have my school forms and the fact that I did work for 2 months..."</blockquote>




It's pretty easy. He just has to file as head of household. Talk to someone like at H&R block or whoever about what forms you need to fill out. You definitely need your W2 and student forms. I worked 8 months out of that year and that's what we did. I had to quit because of a 2nd pregnancy and school. It's legal and we've never had an issue with it.