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The Pros and Cons of Filing a Joint Married Tax Return

The Pros and Cons of Filing a Joint Married Tax Return

The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) allows married couples to decide if they want to file joint married or to file separately though married. There are pros and cons that come with either option. Although most people just file joint without giving it much thought, it’s...
How to Know Which Filing Status to Use This Tax Season

How to Know Which Filing Status to Use This Tax Season

Your filing status determines the type of annual tax return you are to use when filing your taxes. The IRS offers five different tax filing status options: Married Filing Jointly (MFJ), Married Filing Separately (MFS), Single, Head of Household, or qualifying...
Married Taxpayers Who Opt to File Separate Tax Returns

Married Taxpayers Who Opt to File Separate Tax Returns

The IRS allows married taxpayers to file joint tax returns or separate ones. Most married couples file their taxes together. It’s usually easier, and it typically yields a higher tax refund or a lower tax liability. However, there are instances when filing together is...
Should You E-File or Paper File Your Annual Tax Return?

Should You E-File or Paper File Your Annual Tax Return?

There are three ways to submit your taxes to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service), e-filing, mailing, or taking your tax return to an IRS tax service center. Most taxpayers choose to e-file because it’s faster, safer, more convenient, more accurate, and generally...