Mike & Liza’s Family Feud: Whose Tax Refund Is It

Dear Mike and Liza,

My husband is the breadwinner in our family while I stay home with the kids. He just finished doing the taxes and says there will be a pretty substantial refund. He keeps talking about things he want to buy with HIS tax refund. When I suggested WE use the money for something family oriented, he said it’s a refund to him because he’s the one that makes the money and pays the taxes. Is that how taxes work?
Callie, Pocatello