Should we file jointly or individually?
December 15, 2012 2:49 PM Subscribe
Mr. Arnicae and I are married, but haven't filed our (U.S.) taxes jointly before. We're trying to figure out how to decide if it would be financially advantageous to file jointly, and what the negatives or positives would be.
posted by arnicae to Work & Money (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
-I make about 1.5 times what he does
-Our combined pre-tax salary is a bit over 100k, mostly w-2 but he has a fair amount of 1099 and misc income to declare
-We work in two different states
-We have no kids, and this year will have no deductions for elder support
-We rent our apartments
We generally do our taxes on TurboTax, so if the answer is "Go see an accountant", we can do that, but we weren't sure if there was a obvious choice here.
Neither of us feels too strongly about this - all other things being equal, we'd like to do whatever would save us the most time and money.