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Can I start over and file seperatly?

My husband and I work in the same city/county that we live. However, my husband never legally changed his address when we moved and therefor "lives" in a different city/county. He also has additional income from another state. Would it be easier for me to file separately?
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jtax
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Can I start over and file seperatly?

Not sure what you mean "legally changed his address." You are domiciled in the state  that you intend to be your permanent home and to which you intend to return whenever absent. What your husband has as his "address" is only one (perhaps small) piece of what his domicile is.

Filing separately almost always means you pay more tax. 

You should really do your taxes both ways and choose the way that reduces your total tax liability.

Depending upon the state you might or might not be able to file separately.

This is very complicated. You might consider seeking out a CPA, EA, or attorney to assist unless you are good at figuring this out.

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jtax
Level 10

Can I start over and file seperatly?

Not sure what you mean "legally changed his address." You are domiciled in the state  that you intend to be your permanent home and to which you intend to return whenever absent. What your husband has as his "address" is only one (perhaps small) piece of what his domicile is.

Filing separately almost always means you pay more tax. 

You should really do your taxes both ways and choose the way that reduces your total tax liability.

Depending upon the state you might or might not be able to file separately.

This is very complicated. You might consider seeking out a CPA, EA, or attorney to assist unless you are good at figuring this out.

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**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
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