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I'm trying to figure out how to plan for taxes in 2009.

Currently, we are a single-income family (me working, DH in school).
We are expecting a baby in 2009 (I should be receiving most of my income as SSD during maternity leave, after which I will return to my current job, assuming it still exists, given current market conditions.)
DH will be graduating in May and will likely be trying to pick up freelance gigs for the remainder of the year.

Should I go ahead and claim allowances for him as well as the child on the W-4 for now for 2009? If so, how should we handle any income he does bring in for 2009 to make sure we don't underpay taxes -- I'm assuming he'll probably be freelancing, so we'll need to figure out this self employment thing -- any references would be appreciated as well.

Best,

pachouly
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