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I am married, but filing separately from my husband. I live

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Hi, I am married, but filing separately from my husband. I live in california, so I have to make a community property adjustment- but I dont understand what its asking me to enter
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Customer: How do I calculate a community property income adjustment
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Customer: We both live in California
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Chad EA, CDFA®, CFP® replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Chad EA, CDFA®, CFP® replied 8 months ago.

Community property adjustment is your total community property income divided in half. Essentially, you will claim half of your community property income and your husband report half.

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Community income is income from:

  • Salaries, wages, or pay for services of you, your spouse (or your registered domestic partner), or both during your marriage (or registered domestic partnership) while domiciled in a community property state
  • Real estate that is treated as community property under the laws of the state where the property is located.
  • Community property

Community property is property:

  • That you, your spouse (or your registered domestic partner), or both acquire during your marriage (or registered domestic partnership) while you and your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) are domiciled in a community property state. (Includes the part of property bought with community property funds if part was bought with community funds and part with separate funds.)
  • That you and your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) agreed to convert from separate to community property.
  • That cannot be identified as separate property.

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Expert:  Chad EA, CDFA®, CFP® replied 8 months ago.

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