Discussion 1 - o Not responsible for spouses...

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Discussion 1 A taxpayer can pick one of the following ways to file their taxes: Single, Married filing jointly, and Married filing Separately, Head of household or qualifying widow. Discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of these. Please post your answers to this question and post a response to a minimum of one classmate's answer. Single Disadvantages o Lowest standard deduction Married filing jointly Advantages o Highest standard deduction o Provides better tax benefits than filing married filing separately o Offers tax credit not available under other filing statuses Disadvantages o Responsible for spouses self-employment issues if they arise Married filing separately Advantages o Receive separate tax liabilities
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Unformatted text preview: o Not responsible for spouses self-employment issues if they arise o In the process of a divorce o If a spouse has significant medical expenses, they may be more attainable • Disadvantages o Have the least favorable tax benefit o Coordinate who claim dependents o Lose tax credits that may have been available if filing jointly Head of household • Advantages o Higher standard deduction than filing single o Lower tax rate than filing single if you have a qualifying dependent Qualifying widow • Advantages o Receive the same deductions and tax rates as a taxpayer who is married filing joint (two years following the death of a spouse)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2010 for the course ACC317 adv. feder taught by Professor Man during the Spring '10 term at Strayer.

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