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ggtw
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Can married filing separately both file with standard deductions

 
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DanaB
Intuit Alumni

Can married filing separately both file with standard deductions

Yes, if you file married filing separately then you are required to use the same deduction, therefore if you decide to use the Standard Deduction both need to use it. Or if you decide to use the Itemized Deduction both of you need to itemize.

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SweetieJean
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Can married filing separately both file with standard deductions

Is there a reason you are not filing Joint?
DanaB
Intuit Alumni

Can married filing separately both file with standard deductions

Yes, if you file married filing separately then you are required to use the same deduction, therefore if you decide to use the Standard Deduction both need to use it. Or if you decide to use the Itemized Deduction both of you need to itemize.

SweetieJean
Level 15

Can married filing separately both file with standard deductions

However, do not confuse self-employment deductions on Schedule C with the Standard deduction.
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