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goohsmom
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Is it possible to combine previous years' tax returns from two filers to create one married return?

My husband and I were married in June 2016.  For the past few years, we have prepared our taxes as single, and would like to import our personal information from our individual tax returns from 2015 as the basis for our joint tax return for 2016.

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xmasbaby0
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Is it possible to combine previous years' tax returns from two filers to create one married return?

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 import ONE of your 2015 returns into a new return, so choose the most complicated one.  The other spouse’s information need to be entered manually.

When you enter your own information in Personal 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 Personal Info.  Whenever you are entering income information there should then be a spot for you and for your spouse's income information.

**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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cmccord63
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Is it possible to combine previous years' tax returns from two filers to create one married return?

2017 tax return
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Is it possible to combine previous years' tax returns from two filers to create one married return?

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 import ONE of your 2015 returns into a new return, so choose the most complicated one.  The other spouse’s information need to be entered manually.

When you enter your own information in Personal 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 Personal Info.  Whenever you are entering income information there should then be a spot for you and for your spouse's income information.

**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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