Category Archives: Filing Status

Figuring out the Filing Status

When your taxes are filed, you need to know what filing status you should use. There are differences between the five different options, and you will choose the one that best benefits you. Make tax time easier and faster by filing correctly. The Big Five The five different status are: single, married, separate married, householder […]

Filing Status

The status of your tax filing is one of the most important decisions you make at the time of taxation. In addition to the tax rates and the different amounts you can deduct, your filing status determines the benefits for which you are eligible. Your registration status depends on your marital status as of 31 […]

Head of Household filing status is beneficial to taxpayers who qualify because the income brackets expand. For example, a taxpayer filing head of household can earn up to $50,800 and remain in the 15% tax bracket. One requirement: You MUST claim a dependent to file using the head of household status. If not, you’re required […]

Being married gives you the option to choose your filing status, you can either file Married Filing Jointly or Married Filing Separately. Why should I choose Married Filing Jointly? Depending on your tax situation Married Filing Jointly may get you bigger refunds and smaller tax bills. Most married couples choose to file with the status […]

After getting divorced, you may notice a change in your taxes, along with everything else you are altering in your life. Tax time may mean a new filing status, as well as different eligibility for certain tax credits. If you have always filed using the Head of Household tax status, you may not be eligible […]

Filing Head of Household

At the end of the tax year, if you are single and unmarried, you may be eligible to file your tax return using the Head of Household status. You have to be responsible for maintaining a residence for a child, parent or other eligible relative, and you have to be a citizen or resident of […]

Taxpayers who are married have the option to file a single return or to separate their income and deductions and file separately. It’s likely simpler to file jointly if one spouse earns the majority of the household income. However, in situations where both parties earn similar amounts of income, filing separate returns may prove to […]

The Fabulous Five

Your marital status, as well as number of dependents are two of the biggest factors to determining which of the five filing statuses you should use to file your tax return. They are, in no particular order: Single Married, filing jointly Married, filing separately Head of household Qualifying widow(er) Married couples can choose whether they […]

Tax-Time Marital Status

When it comes to filing your tax return, you need to be clear about your marital status, which is dependent on your legal definition as of December 31st. It doesn’t matter when you got married, or if you are divorced or separated, when the decree of separation was effective, as you will be considered either […]

While there are many joys that come with marriage, one of them is not tax time. Though you may be eligible for certain tax deductions and credits if you filed married, there are some cases where married couples may have to pay a penalty for filing jointly. This occurs if the couples total tax liability […]