First, we can still file our taxes separately, correct? I'm so confused about how this will work...if we do file separately, do we still tell them we are married in like, Turbo Tax? (DH always does both of our taxes, so these questions are kind of blind.) I just want to make sure we can still maximize our returns, of course.
I realize there is a cut off for income before being bumped to the next bracket. I think we are right on the edge of it, so I'd probably need to look at our individual incomes, right? Because if we were both making over a certain amount, we'd fall into the same bracket once married and filing jointly, correct? And it wouldn't make a difference either way? Our incomes are very similar, but last year, he just barely made it up into the next bracket, and I don't believe I did. This year, we both got raises, so I will be right around the next bracket up, I think, and he definitely will be. This is all assuming we're still "allowed" to file separately.
Ahhhh, I'm so confused! I am hoping to figure it out before February! lol