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mozetta3
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MFS to MFJ only one return has been done already

Spouse filed his taxes separately & I haven't filed mine yet for 2019. We would like file jointly now. My return will be more complicated than his, so I am wondering if I need to file my taxes MFS then amend mine and add his information to the amendment or is there another way to do this. I was thinking I could just amend his and add my information but I haven't filed yet and mine is more complicated than his. Any insight is appreciated.

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macuser_22
Level 15

MFS to MFJ only one return has been done already

You amend the return already filed and add the spouses data to it.

 

Amended returns can only be mailed. It is suggested that it be mailed certified with return receipt (or other tracking service) to verify that the IRS receives it.

See this TurboTax FAQ for detailed amend instructions:
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894381-how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-filed

-- Amended returns can only be mailed - allow 8-12 weeks - can take up to 16 weeks (4 months) for processing.

You can check the status of the amended return here, but allow 3 weeks after mailing.

https://www.irs.gov/filing/wheres-my-amended-return

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
xmasbaby0
Level 15

MFS to MFJ only one return has been done already

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899507-how-do-i-amend-a-separate-return-to-married-filing-jointly

**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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