Can I file married filing separately federal return for me and my spouse and married filing joint for state (Georgia)?
The filing status rules for Georgia are as follows:
You should use the same status that you used on your Federal return. However if one spouse is a resident and the other is a non-resident without any Georgia source income, your Georgia return may be filed jointly or seperately with each spouse claiming the appropriate personal allowances and deductions. I would look at filing seperately on both the Federal and State and compare it with filing jointly on both to see which is better for you.