Newly married, How to file tax return for 2012.
Atlanta, GA | May 10, 2012 4:09pm
I was married in early 2012. I was a single parent filing Head of Household. My husband owes approximately 30k in back child support payments. I want to know how file to for next year in order to prevent my tax refund (if any) being possibly garnished due to his debt. This is so confusing! Thanks!
You have only two choices now-married filing jointly or married filing separately. Filing MFJ often results in less taxes due, but it exposes you to his tax liability. MFS protects you in this regard and is the option that would seem to protect you here.
Steven J. Fromm
FORT WASHINGTON Tax Lawyer
Contributor Level 20 Answered less than a minute ago. You really need to have a face to face meeting with a tax/estates attorney to get a conclusive answer. Get all your paperwork together and meet immediately.
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