What status should I file taxes as if my spouse does not have an income? 3 Answers as of March 15, 2011This past November 2010 I got married and now I'm trying to do taxes but I do not know how should I file, because my husband has nothing to file so he cannot. And also, he owes back child support and I want to know, will that have any effect on my taxes.
Steven J. Fromm | Steven J. Fromm & Associates, P.C.
You should file married filing separately to avoid having any refund that you may be entitled to taken for his child support. Also, note that the trade-off here is that your tax liability will be higher filing MFS rather than jointly. But to avoid his liability you have no choice.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania