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Can you file as a single if you were married the previous year?
Filing Single That all depends on whether you are married for the reporting year or not. If you are still married on 12-31 of that year you must either file jointly or seperately. But if you were divorced (not married) then you can file as single. If you support others in your home you may be able to file as head of household.
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I think so, as long as all the creditors you include in the bankruptcy are just in your name only. However, you may want to contact an attorney to be sure though.
Each individual can file bankruptcy. Wife, husband, or joint. (Like taxes) Any joint debt becomes the responsibility of the non-filing partner. If a husband files, all… joint debt becomes the responsibility of the wife. (Similar to how co-signers work) Speak with an attorney about your specific situation. If you can not find an attorney, contact your local Bar association and they will refer you to one.
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I was married in California but i filed singel is that ok?
yes, your partner will have to lie too. do you really want to hear about it for the rest of your life?
You can do it either way and change the method every year, no problem. Your free election. Of course, there is no such thing as "married single." Married and single are… mutually exclusive. You are thinking of "married filing separately."
Yes. You can file a return for any year you have missed. No limit. However there is a limit on how far back you will get a refund. If you didn't file for 2005, tomorrow …4/15/2009 is the deadline to get a federal refund for 2005. Your return must be postmarked by then or your refund will be forfeited (unless it is due to bad debts or worthless securities). You can find old federal tax forms here: http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/article/0,,id=98339,00.html The time limit to claim a refund may be different for state returns.
Called tax fraud. And of course the return is signed and sworn to as true. Bad things happen when you break the law. Doing so where your directly offending the Govt woul…d seem particularly foolish, as they clarly have the ability to respond in force. Clearly, the Govt, IRS, etc systems are well developed to discover such acts, especially any as basic as this, many, many ways.
No, but you can be married and file separate.
In general, if you are married and living together at the end of the year, you can file as either Married Filing Jointly (MFJ) or Married Filing Separately (MFS.) See …the attached links for more information about filing status.
Usually it is more beneficial to file as married filing joint than it is to file as married filing separate. To answer your question you will have to prepare a return both way…s using the correct standard deduction for each filing status and if one itemizes the other should itemize also as the others standard deduction is -0-. If you do not itemize then the standard deduction for each is $5,700 for 2009. For more information go to the IRS.gov web site and use the search boxes for the publication and tax topic. Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information Tax Topic 353, What is your filing status Publication 504 , Divorced or Separated Individuals And if you live in a community property state you could have other considerations to think about. You may be able to claim itemized deductions on a separate return for certain expenses that you paid separately or jointly with your spouse. Deductible expenses that are paid out of separate funds, such as medical expenses, are deductible by the spouse who pays them. If these expenses are paid from community funds, the deduction may depend on whether or not you live in a community property state. In a community property state, the deduction is, generally, divided equally between you and your spouse. For more information refer to Publication 555, Community Property.
The IRS keeps a record of all reported income. They can provide a copy of this information so you can complete your tax forms.
Yes, it is considered perjury and can result in back taxes, interest, and fines.
Yes, you have to married 6 months or more.
Choose the filing method that gives the lowest tax rate; married filing jointly or separately. Info on the W2 is used to determine the amount of taxes taken out of your payche…ck.
There is only one instane that you should file married filing separately, it is by far the worst way to file, if you are married use the standard deduction if you do not itemi…ze, the only way I would file separately (even if I am separated from my wife) is if she won a million dollars in the lottery and refused to report it on our tax report, I do not want to go to prison with her so I would file separate and have nothing to do with it. You would use a normal 1040 or 1040EZ/ A and at the top check "married filing separately". You gain the same standard deduction as filing single and you can only claim children once per return (another reason to file jointly). Whoever files taxes first will gain the benefit of claiming the children.
Yes you can, but you might incur some penalties if you owed money.