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ellie18
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I am trying to understand why I cannot enter my wife as a dependent because she has the same Social Security number as my wife because she is my wife

 
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DoninGA
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I am trying to understand why I cannot enter my wife as a dependent because she has the same Social Security number as my wife because she is my wife

You cannot enter a spouse as a dependent.  You should be filing as Married Filing Jointly even if one spouse has little or no income.  You receive the highest standard deduction of $24,000 if under age 65.

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DoninGA
Level 15

I am trying to understand why I cannot enter my wife as a dependent because she has the same Social Security number as my wife because she is my wife

You cannot enter a spouse as a dependent.  You should be filing as Married Filing Jointly even if one spouse has little or no income.  You receive the highest standard deduction of $24,000 if under age 65.

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