Filing taxes jointly is a whole new ballgame from filing single. Knowing when to file by yourself opposed to with your spouse in entirely up to you – but sometimes there is a financially better way.
Signing a joint income tax return is a big commitment to make because you are now liable not only for yourself but also for any and all of your spouses debt as well. And if they make a simple mistake – you will now be affected by it. This is one easy way IRS wage garnishments occur – from tiny-overlooked mistakes. While it doesn’t always happen, it is good idea to get help from professional tax services if you are not entirely sure about you and your spouse’s taxes. But if you don’t mind taking the chances and you or your spouse bring up errors – you may be qualified to file for Innocent Spouse Relief.