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Old 01-13-2005, 09:37 AM   #1
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I haven't got my W2'* yet, but I'm curious. I graduated in May, got married in July, had a crappy job for a few months, then got a good job at the end of November. How do I, and maybe my wife, file?
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DON'T!! Screw 'em!!

Actually, joint may get you the best return with the whole marriage thing. Do what I do, tho, figure it out both ways and file the better one. But, since you are married now, your options are probably Joint, or Married Filing Seperately.
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Actually, joint may get you the best return with the whole marriage thing. Do what I do, tho, figure it out both ways and file the better one. But, since you are married now, your options are probably Joint, or Married Filing Seperately.
Good advice! Check both ways and see which way is best for you.
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Filing jointly will be the better option....pretty much guaranteed. The tax rates are higher for married filing seperately. If you use software to do your taxes (TurboTax, TaxCut, etc.), go through each scenario....you'll get the answer very quickly. Good luck!
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