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Turbotax only files my state tax return not my husband. Why?

I live and work in PA, while my husband lives and works abroad. He earns foreign income through his foreign employer. We do have some dividends and interests earned through our shared Fidelity accounts. 

 

We will file the federal tax using Married Filing Jointly. Since he does not live in PA, I chose Married Filing Separately for the state return. Once I made this selection, TurboTax only files my tax return, not my husband's.

 

My question is: does TurboTax leave out my husband's filing thinking he does not need to file PA return, or is it a software bug? 

 

 

 

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AmyC
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Turbotax only files my state tax return not my husband. Why?

The program only does one state return. You need a separate program with a false federal to create the other PA MFS form. Here is good advice for preparing the form with desktop. You can do it online with a different account.

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AmyC
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Turbotax only files my state tax return not my husband. Why?

The program only does one state return. You need a separate program with a false federal to create the other PA MFS form. Here is good advice for preparing the form with desktop. You can do it online with a different account.

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Turbotax only files my state tax return not my husband. Why?

Thanks! I will give it a try. How to split the income and deductions for joint accounts such as investments and savings etc.? Split half half?

ThomasM125
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Turbotax only files my state tax return not my husband. Why?

For joint accounts, it would be appropriate to split the income between the two of you.

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