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How can I change me filled out but not yet filed tax return from filing separately to filing jointly?

Can I change my 2024 filing status from filing separately to filing jointly?
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How can I change me filled out but not yet filed tax return from filing separately to filing jointly?

You are not filing a 2024 return.  You are preparing a return for tax year 2023.

 

 

To begin a new joint return on TurboTax:

 

You will not be able to merge two previous TT account to start your new joint return.  You can transfer ONE of your 2022 returns into a new return, so choose the most complicated one.  The other spouse’s information needs to be entered manually.

 

 

When you enter your own information in My Info, you have to answer the question "Were you married?"  If you click the button for Married, then a drop down will appear that asks, "Do you want to file this return together with your spouse?"  Then you choose yes to file a joint return.  You would then enter your spouse's information into My Info.  Whenever you are entering income information there should then be a spot for you and for your spouse's income information.  Income screens will have spots with each spouse’s name—be careful to enter under the correct names.

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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