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You can check with, but it will affect your return. You get better tax bracket treatment and can have higher standard deductions, contributions to various retirement accounts, etc. Filing married has many, many tax advantages!

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Is it illegal to use filing status of married filing a joint return when when your not legally married?


When married but separated can married filing jointly be the filing status?

IF you are NOT LEGALLY separated in the state that you are a a resident of on the last day of the year. Your filing status would be married filing joint or on a separate 1040 federal income tax return MARRIED FILING SEPARATE.

Do you have to file together in filing married filing jointly?

Yes, one return two people.

How long should you be married to file married tax return in Missouri?

Married on the last day of the year December 31 you would be qualified to file a 1040 income tax return using the married filing joint filing status for that tax year that you were married in.

What do I do if I got married in Dec 2008 and filed single. My fafsa at school is asking me to amend my return to show married filing separately. Will this affect my return amount?

You need to amend...your married status at end of year means you MUST file either jointly with your spouse or married filing seperately...the effect of one or the other may well be beneficial, and depends on your spouses position too.

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Can you file head of household if you are married filing separately?

can I file my federal return as head of household if I am married?

Is better filing jointly with a spouse or separately?

If you are married, you can legally on file in two ways, Married Filing Joint and Married Filing Separate. Married Filing Separate excluded you from getting any tax credits and you only get half of the Standard Exemption. I have never seen a case where Married Filing Separately was better. Married Filing Separately also requires you to include your spouses social security number on your return. If you are married but legally separated for at least the last six months of the calendar year you can file as if you are not married. This means you can file as Single, Married Filing Separately, or Head of Household.

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Does filing jointly affect child support?

Filing a joint tax return should not increase or decrease a child support obligation.

Why file single on your federal taxes when you are married and does it effect your spouse if one of you dies?

If you are married, you cannot (and should not) file single. Your choices are Married Filing Jointly or Married Filing Separately. The only time I usually see a Married Filing Separate return is either if the spouses, as a rule, just keep all of their finances separate, or if one of them owes taxes. Remember if you owe taxes the IRS will keep your refunds to apply to that balance due, so if only one of you owes taxes you can file Married Filing Separately and the one of you that does not owe taxes can still get their refunds. Also if you are going to owe on a tax return and file that return as Married Filing Separate, and then later die, your widow will not be responsible for the taxes.

What if your wife filed taxes married filing separately do you have any rights to see her return?

Not if she does not want you to see it. It is her own income tax return.

Can you file married filing separately on your state return and file married filing jointly on your federal return?

It depends on the state. Some states allow it, others don't. In some states, there might be exceptions if the spouses are residents of different states.

Difference between married or single tax?

You will have to prepare your income tax return both ways in order to determine this amount. But if you are married on December 31 you cannot file using the single filing status. You would have to file MFJ or MFS. Married filing joint or Married filing separate.

How much income do you have to earn before you file income tax 2012?

How much income you have to earn before filing a 2012 Income Tax Return is determined by your filing status as Single, Married Filing Joint, Married filing Separate, Head of Household or qualifying widower. Based on your filing status and age if at the end of 2012 you are under 65 or 65 or older, file a return if your gross income was at least $3800 to $19,500.

If I didn't file my taxes this year can I still file for unemployment?

Filing for your unemployment compensation would not have any affect on the filing of the 1040 federal income tax return.

How much a married couple has to make to pay taxes?

For the 2009 tax year a married couple filing a married filing joint income tax return both under the age of 65 filing a 1040 federal income tax return could have 18700 of adjusted gross income free of federal income tax after the 1040 federal income tax return is completed correctly and completely to the 1040 page 2 line 43 TAXABLE INCOME AMOUNT -0- ZERO.

Do you have to file married if you got married at the end of the year?

YES. Married filing joint or Married filing separate if you were married on December 31.

Can you file your taxes jointly if you are not married?

The available filing statuses for federal income tax returns are: Single Married Filing Jointly Head of Household Married Filing Separately Qualifying Widow or Widower No, there is no filing status for Single Filing Jointly.

What tax form do you need if married filing separately with claiming dependents?

You can use a 1040 or a 1040A if you are filing Married Filing Separately.

If your wife didnt work in 09 do you have to file jointly this year?

As long as you are still married you should choose to file using the married filing joint status on your 1040 federal income tax return. Other wise your filing status would be married filing a separate tax return. MFJ you would have 2 exemption to start with on the MFJ income tax return. If she did not work she would not have any earned income that would have to be added to your earned income on the 1040 tax form.

Do you have to change your status on taxes from single to married when you get married?

If you were married as of December 31, you file as either 'married filing separately' or 'married filing joint' for that year.

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