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    Re: Sister Wives

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy Fields View Post
    I'm guessing wives number 2, 3, and 4 have to file as single heads of households, as all single moms do.
    Which would amount to SIGNIFICANT tax breaks, credits, refunds, etc. In other words, the rest of us are supplementing their income.

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    I'm guessing wives number 2, 3, and 4 have to file as single heads of households, as all single moms do.
    Hmmm you think Kidy's ego would allow that? I thought the male was always considered the head of the household, for the lack of better phrasing, in these types of relationships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PA Snow Bunny View Post
    Hmmm you think Kidy's ego would allow that? I thought the male was always considered the head of the household, for the lack of better phrasing, in these types of relationships.
    Unfortunately, there are different definitions for different situations. I'm willing to agree that there are tax breaks for the other moms to be found by filing head of household, since they are technically "unmarried parents" and, the other moms can be "head of household" for several different kinds of social service programs, from medical to food, even if the father in the home is the "head of household" in fact.
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    I would imagine that due to their situation, they are very careful to follow all tax laws to the letter. If how you file and what you claim is legal, then I don't have a problem with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    I would imagine that due to their situation, they are very careful to follow all tax laws to the letter. If how you file and what you claim is legal, then I don't have a problem with it.
    AND if Janelle is the one doing all the paperwork and meeting with tax accountants, I am so sure they do exactly that "follow all the tax laws to the letter". She seems very organized and very 'on top of things'.
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    I'd be willing to bet they have a good professional tax planner. There are some very lucrative legal "loopholes" for taxpayers with of a lot of dependents.
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    if their marriage was considered legal, then they wouldn't be filing separate.

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    Re: Sister Wives

    Your dependents have nothing to do with legal marriage. Fifteen kids are fifteen tax deductions whether you are married or not. I highly doubt that Kody files a joint return with anyone but Meri, his legal wife.

    Although legally married, I file separately from my husband. I get a better return.
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    I know a bunch of legally married folk who file separately for the better return (I did). Being married doesn't help your tax situation much. As for dependents either parent can claim them. Lots of divorced/never married parents will alternate years on which they claim the children. I would guess they sit and look at how to maximize the children or have sat down and looked at that.

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    Re: Sister Wives

    I'm curious if people here have a different opinion of polygamy after watching this show. I never thought about it much before, but now I see it like same-sex marriage: why shouldn't it be legal? This family is a lot less dysfunctional than supposed traditional families, and if Kody is allowed to legally have four wives that doesn't affect the rest of us. I'm just wondering why it's so taboo.
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