My husband receives nontaxable income from VA and social security and I receive taxable income from my place of employment. This is the first year we are filing together. My question is two part.
1) Should we file jointly since separately, he doesn't necessarily have to file because he doesn't pay taxes?
2) He's previously divorced and has not been allowed to file for his children because he doesn't pay taxes. If we file together, will he be able to claim them on his taxes because our income is recognized as "joint income"?
WE are looking for a lawyer to help us with this, so the response that we receive would most likely be someone we are willing to work with!