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Why is my Federal refund only $600 now that I'm married

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Why is my Federal refund only $600 now that I'm married filing single, when my return was about $5000 when I was single

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Why the change is amounts because I'm now married? Nothing else has changed tax wise.

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There is no "married filing single" filing status. Did you file married filing jointly or married filing separately?

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married filing separately

Married filing separate is the LEAST ADVANTAGEOUS filing status.

When you file separately, your tax rate is higher and you won't be able to claim:

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Got it. Thank you Barbara

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