I filed separately. My xh didn't realize that when I filed separately, he wouldn't be getting a large refund. In fact, he ended up paying.
This is brilliant. Love it!!
In my case I'd owe as well so not really something I want to do but am considering it. I want us both to file head of household (he gets one kid and I get two). He'd get the child tax credit but I'd get EIC so we both win. We haven't lived together for 8 months and the rest is up for interpretation. It's all crap anyway I just want to file first and preferably not with him.