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Can you file as a single if you were married the previous year?
Filing Single That all depends on whether you are married for the reporting year or not. If you are still married on 12-31 of that year you must either file jointly or seperately. But if you were divorced (not married) then you can file as single. If you support others in your home you may be able to file as head of household.
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If you filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy 7 years ago when you were married can you refile again now that you are single?
Called tax fraud. And of course the return is signed and sworn to as true. Bad things happen when you break the law. Doing so where your directly offending the Govt woul…d seem particularly foolish, as they clarly have the ability to respond in force. Clearly, the Govt, IRS, etc systems are well developed to discover such acts, especially any as basic as this, many, many ways.
Maybe. Certainly never worse. A married couple making the same as a single person will always pay less. And a couple has the choice of filing individually or toether, whi…ch ever is better for them, so it can't be worse.
Answer You can... but its a no win situation. If you don't file, and you are owed money, the government gets an interest free loan. If you owe money, they slap you… with penalties and interest on the money that they were supposed to bring in. So, I wouldn't recommend it. Also, simply, you must file every year. And adding two years together will virtually always come to a much higher tax (you only get the deductions and evwen withholding credit for one year, not both). many other reasons.
I think so, as long as all the creditors you include in the bankruptcy are just in your name only. However, you may want to contact an attorney to be sure though.
No, but you can be married and file separate.
Are you supposed to file your taxes as married if you are in a common law marriage or can you file single if you are not legally married but use his last name?
According to the Government, you are either Married, commonlaw, single or widowed. When filing, there will be a box to tick off. Tick off commonlaw. You do not have a legal b…inding contract to each other. In the event you both split up (I hope you don"t), you would NOT have to seek a divorce. Simple, You are NOT married. Do not file as such. If caught you have lied on a federal document. Thanks There are some states that do not even honor commonlaw marriage. If my memory recalls me right there are alot of them that do not. So ensure you go online and put in commonlaw marriage into the Google search to bring up states that do and do not honor common law marriage. When filing with another individual you might want to ensure that they do not have any outstanding child support orders or liens pending because very possibly your income tax check may get taken. Check these individuals about before you go connecting yourself and all your assets to someone else. Personlly unless I am married to someone there is no way I would connect myself legally expecially when it comes to taxes and IRS. In the event the relationship doesn't work out down the line we can both go our separate ways with no unnecessary drama. Good Luck!
If you are legally separated on the last day of the year, you should file either as single or as Head of Household (if you have children that live with you for more than… 50% of the year).
Each individual can file bankruptcy. Wife, husband, or joint. (Like taxes) Any joint debt becomes the responsibility of the non-filing partner. If a husband files, all… joint debt becomes the responsibility of the wife. (Similar to how co-signers work) Speak with an attorney about your specific situation. If you can not find an attorney, contact your local Bar association and they will refer you to one.
yes, your partner will have to lie too. do you really want to hear about it for the rest of your life?
No you can not do it, as you have already filed under chapter 7 once before you have to clear up first. ans Under the bankruptcy laws effective on October 17, 2005…, Chapter 7 cannot be filed unless the debtor was discharged from the previous Chapter 7 or bankruptcy more than eight years ago. The debtor cannot file a Chapter 13 unless: (1) the debtor received a discharge under Chapter 7, 11 or 12 more than four years ago; or (2) the debtor received a discharge under Chapter 13 more than two years ago.
Yes, it is considered perjury and can result in back taxes, interest, and fines.
Usually you need to file form 8379 as soon as you learn about any problems with your refund, for most people is the year the file for the first time jointly. If you are trying… to recover from a few years back because you didn't know about the injure spouse form, it is a gamble. You can just file it a wait to see what the IRS will respond, in the worst case scenario they will denied it.
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In some cases, such as both spouses working, married people find that not enough tax is being withheld at the married rate, which is the second lowest tax rate after head of h…ousehold. To solve this, married people can check the 'Married but withhold at higher Single rate' choice in box 3 of Form W-4 [Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate]. But when it's time to file their tax return, a married person who's having tax withheld at the Single rate would file as Married Filing Jointly. The difference between the higher Single rate and the lower Married Filed Jointly rate can vary from $1 to over $800.
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Why file single on your federal taxes when you are married and does it effect your spouse if one of you dies?
If you are married, you cannot (and should not) file single. Your choices are Married Filing Jointly or Married Filing Separately. The only time I usually see a Mar…ried Filing Separate return is either if the spouses, as a rule, just keep all of their finances separate, or if one of them owes taxes. Remember if you owe taxes the IRS will keep your refunds to apply to that balance due, so if only one of you owes taxes you can file Married Filing Separately and the one of you that does not owe taxes can still get their refunds. Also if you are going to owe on a tax return and file that return as Married Filing Separate, and then later die, your widow will not be responsible for the taxes.
No, they never have to file "jointly"...it is an election that can be made and changed each year...totally your option.
Whether you need to file taxes does not depend on whether you worked. It depends on whether you had income. Unemployment compensation, pensions, interest, dividends, rents, …royalties, investment income are all types of income that needs to be reported on a tax return.