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Bill1043
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Can TurboTax 2017 use 2 married filing separately return data files from 2016 to help create a 2017 joint return?

Last year I used TurboTax 2016 to file married filing separately returns for both me and my wife.  This year I want to file a joint return.  Can TurboTax 2017 use both data files from 2016 to populate historical information in the 2017 joint return?

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Zbucklyo
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Can TurboTax 2017 use 2 married filing separately return data files from 2016 to help create a 2017 joint return?

No, it can't.  Instead, start with one taxpayer from last year (who you want to be the primary - or first - taxpayer on the joint return), and transfer over that record.  Then you will have to add information relevant to the other taxpayer.

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Zbucklyo
Level 9

Can TurboTax 2017 use 2 married filing separately return data files from 2016 to help create a 2017 joint return?

No, it can't.  Instead, start with one taxpayer from last year (who you want to be the primary - or first - taxpayer on the joint return), and transfer over that record.  Then you will have to add information relevant to the other taxpayer.

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Bill1043
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Can TurboTax 2017 use 2 married filing separately return data files from 2016 to help create a 2017 joint return?

Thanks for your prompt reply.  I was pretty sure that would be the answer, but I thought I'd give it a shot.
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