What do I put in Line 20 on IRS Form 8379 Injured Spouse Allocation?
Asked by: megan
This will be my 4th year filing Form 8379. This will be my 4th year asking what I should put in Line 20 to maximize my refund. I have asked countless times, to countless people (“professionals” I was willing to pay included). I have yet to receive an answer to the question, “WHAT DO I PUT IN LINE 20 TO GET THE BIGGEST REFUND!” Every answer is a version of the IRS instructions (whom I will not be listening to since my desire is to get the largest refund possible.) Every year, a VAST majority of the refund is taken (if not all).
So another year, another shot:
Married, 2 kids, wife is a homemaker and owes for student loans
Wages – 45,500 (45,500/0)
Deduction – 11,600 (5,800/5,800)
Exemptions – 4 (3/1)
Credits – 2,000 (2,000/0)
Withheld – 998 (998/0)
Payments – ????????????????????
How others found here:
- form 8379 line 20
- form 8379 2012
- 2012 form 8379