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Subject:  Re: Yet Another Tax Rebate Question Date:  1/30/2002  9:24 AM
Author:  GEEKSTEVE2000 Number:  57887 of 121319

If you'll read through again, you'll see that they are not getting a double benefit. Before their marriage in 2001, one spouse got a $300 prebate, the other did not. Now that they're filing their 2001 return, the final amount of their tax reduction is $600. Since $300 was already sent earlier, another $300 is claimed on the return.

that is what i was saying. the poster i was responding to seemed to be saying that he didn't think they would get a total credit of $600 but only $300. now that i reread that post, i may have misunderstood it. but nevertheless, we are in agreement. they get a total credit of $600, i just thought it was neat to see them come out ahead in a way, because had they not gotten married their total credit, though obviously it wouldn't be combined, would've been $300.

maybe i should stick to lurking on this board, tax issues are certainly not my strong point.
GS2
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