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Beeb to the rescue. Any CPA or IRS folks here?

Discussion in 'General' started by Fencer, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Fencer

    Fencer Well-Known Member

    Divorce question
    Preface: We (the soon to be ex and myself) have an agreement to each claim 1 child as a dependent in 2015

    My CPA tells me that I (neither of us) cannot claim head of household since we were married ( still are) for 2015. He says we can only claim married filing separately.

    Her tax guy says she can claim head of household. but only one of us get to claim HOH
    We were apart 6 months + 1 week when she moved out.

    We are living in separate houses.

    If she can claim, why can't I? We are both claiming one dependent.

    Which of our tax guys are correct?
  2. yamahogg500

    yamahogg500 Well-Known Member


    To claim head of house hold you must be unmarried at the end of the year.
  3. Dits

    Dits Will shit in your fort.

    Why aren't you filing jointly?
  4. Hyperdyne

    Hyperdyne Indy United SBK

    I'm with Dits. Filing jointly with the 2 dependents seems like the logical, and easiest. Even if you are expecting a refund, it's gravy. Split it or give it away and move on.
    R Acree likes this.
  5. Dits

    Dits Will shit in your fort.

    Split it pro rata to your incomes.
  6. Hyperdyne

    Hyperdyne Indy United SBK

    Really? Interesting..

    I would have guessed 50/50 because the income was shared most of the year.
  7. Fencer

    Fencer Well-Known Member

    Neither of us can stand the other right now.

    I don't want ANYTHING to do with her.

    I just want to move on. ...
  8. StaccatoFan

    StaccatoFan My 13 year old is faster than your President

    File separately if ya want my two cents. Joint may put your combined incomes in a higher bracket. Aka you may pay in more.
    While we were divorcing we filed joint one last time in 13. And I think I would have gotten a bunch back and she would have paid in if we filed separately.

    This year is my second year being free. I file with just my income. Married we'd get little back or owe. Single I'm getting very nice returns. This years return will pay off my car.

    Also alimony is deductible. Child support isn't. Something to consider as you negotiate your settlement. She has to declare the alimony as income. Works in your favor.
  9. Fencer

    Fencer Well-Known Member

    No alimony.

    I won't give her a dime.
  10. eggfooyoung

    eggfooyoung You no eat more!

    Put a plastic bag over her head and throw her in the river.
    motoracer1100 likes this.
  11. eggfooyoung

    eggfooyoung You no eat more!

    Shit. Wrong thread.

    Seperately for sure.
    BigBird likes this.
  12. pickled egg

    pickled egg There is no “try”

    Does a plastic bag cost a dime?
  13. eggfooyoung

    eggfooyoung You no eat more!

    Nah. They free with the groceries.
    BigBird likes this.
  14. StaccatoFan

    StaccatoFan My 13 year old is faster than your President

    Are you saying that defiantly, or are you saying that's been already negotiated?

    Oh and I'm not a CPA, but my Brother is...and he does my taxes, and he's the one that educated me on the
    different ins and outs after I agreed to a last joint filing in 2013 like an idiot.
  15. Fencer

    Fencer Well-Known Member

    A dime at ALDIs, or you can bring your own and save
  16. Fencer

    Fencer Well-Known Member

    lets just say a certain place would have to freeze.

    Pretty much like me paying her lawyer...
  17. StaccatoFan

    StaccatoFan My 13 year old is faster than your President

    Now paying one or the other's lawyer costs I do NOT agree with. That's just BS.

    But this is divorce...meaning You're probably going to lose some shit in this. And you're sounding like you're
    in the early denial/angry/bitter stages of the process with the "Hell's gonna freeze over first" statement.

    Divorce is about money. No more..no less. The relationship is over. We're past that. Now it's about what you can salvage.
    She's probably got a lawyer pissing in her hear about what she's "entitled" to for being your wife after all these years.
    Been there..done that.

    You're house, 401k, IRAs, savings, checking, cars, bikes...all could be considered fair game. So if you're going to end up paying her something every month, why not make it so you don't get to pay her AND pay the taxes on the money? At least make it work for you SOMEHOW.

    I'm just trying to help
  18. Who's the bitterest man in the living room, the bitterest man in the living room....
  19. Fencer

    Fencer Well-Known Member

    Trust me, I am well aware of all of this. $o far, we are about $45k aware of this due to her wanting more than what she is entitle to. She does not see (or will not admit) her lawyer is milking her and in turn, that is milking me.

    Just a game to the lawyers. they get rich.
    I see it, she doesn't

    now, most anything she giets from me will pass to her lawyer, so she is fighting to get more. I tried to settle months ago. I could see it all coming down the road
  20. StaccatoFan

    StaccatoFan My 13 year old is faster than your President

    All I can say is you're very right, and I'm very sorry.

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