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vaz223
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Forgot to change may staus from single to married and I already filed. I was so use to filing single.. please help don't want to get in trouble

Forgot to change may staus from single to married and I already filed. I was so use to filing single..    please help don't want to get in trouble

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KiaraE
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Forgot to change may staus from single to married and I already filed. I was so use to filing single.. please help don't want to get in trouble

You will not get in trouble. All you need to do is amend your return once it is accepted by the IRS. 

You will not be able to make any changes until your return is processed. You can amend any changes once the IRS has accepted your return. If they reject your return, then you will have the opportunity to make any necessary corrections, add anything that was left off, and resubmit your return. The instructions to amend are below:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565

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KiaraE
New Member

Forgot to change may staus from single to married and I already filed. I was so use to filing single.. please help don't want to get in trouble

You will not get in trouble. All you need to do is amend your return once it is accepted by the IRS. 

You will not be able to make any changes until your return is processed. You can amend any changes once the IRS has accepted your return. If they reject your return, then you will have the opportunity to make any necessary corrections, add anything that was left off, and resubmit your return. The instructions to amend are below:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565

xmasbaby0
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Forgot to change may staus from single to married and I already filed. I was so use to filing single.. please help don't want to get in trouble

Did you and your new spouse file separate returns?  Why? If you were legally married at the end of 2017 your filing choices are married filing jointly or married filing separately.

Married Filing Jointly is usually better, even if one spouse had little or no income. When you file a joint return, you and your spouse will each receive the $4050 personal exemption, plus the married filing jointly standard deduction of $12,700 (add $1250 for each spouse over the age of 65).  You are eligible for more credits including education credits, earned income credit, child and dependent care credit, and a larger income limit to receive the child tax credit. 

If you choose to file married filing separately, both spouses have to file the same way—either you both itemize or you both use standard deduction. Your tax rate will be higher than on a joint return. Some of the special rules for filing separately include: you cannot get earned income credit, education credits, adoption credits, or deductions for student loan interest. A higher percent of your Social Security benefits may be taxable.  In many cases you will not be able to take the child and dependent care credit. The amount you can contribute to a retirement account will be affected. If you live in a community property state, you will be required to provide additional information regarding your spouse’s income. ( Community property states:  AZ, CA, ID, LA, NV, NM, TX, WA, WI) If  you are using online TurboTax to prepare your returns, you will need to prepare two separate returns and pay twice.


https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894449-married-filing-jointly-vs-married-filing-separately

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901162-married-filing-separately-in-community-property-states

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