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If your husband makes less than fifty thousand a year, and

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If your husband makes less than fifty thousand a year, and the wife pension is less than twenty five a year, and the husband claim zero depends, zero state and federal all year, does the wife have to pay taxes on her pension?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 9 months ago.

Hello

If the husband was claiming enough withholding for the amount to cover the total income then there may not be tax to pay.

If you file joint then all income is added together.

That means that the tax withheld may not be enough to cover all tax owed once the pension is added.

A quick calculation for tax on about $75,000 would be tax liability of $7,237 if filing joint with standard deduction.

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Expert:  Robin D. replied 9 months ago.

Post and let me know if you need any clarification now that you have read my answer.

I’ll be happy to respond.

Expert:  Robin D. replied 9 months ago.

What other information did you require?