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how do i figure what my injured spouse refund will be?

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how do i figure the difference between the actual tax refund and the refund after the injured spouse is filed

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  1. ladystang on Jun 01, 2011 Reply

    talk to a tax person
    don’t understand anything but tax refund

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  2. rtfm on Jun 01, 2011 Reply

    It would be the amount of refund you’d be entitled to based on your salary alone.

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  3. the tax lady on Jun 01, 2011 Reply

    You don’t, the IRS does.

    If you live in a community property state, the IRS will divide the refund that *isn’t* from EIC in half. The EIC portion is allocated based on a formula that takes earned income into account–it won’t matter show claimed the kids. (Also if you live in California or 2 other states and one of you owes back taxes, you won’t get anything.)

    If you do not live in a community property state, the IRS will do a dummy return as if each of you filed MFS using the information on the form 8379. The tax will be massaged to match the total for the joint return. It’s then compared to your individual withholding, credits, etc.

    If you don’t get EIC or the education credits, it would have been faster to file MFS.

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  4. Judy on Jun 01, 2011 Reply

    You probably don’t figure it. The IRS will decide.

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  5. tro on Jun 01, 2011 Reply

    since IRS considers half of yours is hers and vice versa, everything that you would be eligible to be refunded will be divided by that %, ie, half of the exemptions of your children, half the EIC, etc
    if her half does not satisfy the old debt it likely will be carried forward,
    that’s probably as close as you are going to be able to figure it

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