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Taxes filed seperately. Problems during ROC?

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For 2013, my husband for the first 6 months didn't have any of his salary withheld for taxes. It was only on the eve of my AOS interview that I realized this and showed him how much he would actually owe the government on April 15th 2014 if he didn't get his taxes withheld. He's a lousy saver and was basically borrowing from Pete to pay back Paul. After doing the math he agreed to have his salary withheld. He over estimated how much he would save in taxes by being married. It didn't help that I made just enough more than him that he was thrown to a higher tax bracket and hence owed more if we filed jointly.

So for 2013, we filed separately. I just didn't want the IRS coming after my assets to pay off the taxes he still owed and we owed less taxes separately than jointly.

For 2014 we will be filing jointly.

My CR1 ends in July and I will be sending my ROC in May 2015.

Will the fact that we filed separately for one year cause a problem? The address on the our tax forms are the same for example. We have a child together, car and health insurance together and leases together not to mention we pretty much spend our every moment when not at work together.

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Shouldn't be a problem, as long as you ticked off the "married" box. I would still include the transcripts, they seem to RFE people who don't include them. Plenty of couples choose to file separately for a variety of reasons, it wouldn't be unusual.


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