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jbabii420
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Can you file and married on turbo tax to get marriage credit

 
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DanielV01
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Can you file and married on turbo tax to get marriage credit

What state are you in and what is your marital situation?
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jbabii420
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Can you file and married on turbo tax to get marriage credit

I’m ny but my husband is pa

Can you file and married on turbo tax to get marriage credit

There is no Federal "Marriage Credit."
DanielV01
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Can you file and married on turbo tax to get marriage credit

It depends.  As SweetieJean points out, there is no Federal Marriage Credit.  However, different states have different laws; some have a marriage credit and some do not.  NY and PA have some pretty complicated tax laws, and the fact that you each live in a separate state only makes it more complicated.  However, if either has a tax credit for being married, you may qualify for that state's credit if you file Married Filing Joint on the state return for that state.  When you do that, however, each state treats you both as residents for tax purposes.  They either consider all of your income taxable, or at the very least use joint income to determine your overall state tax.  TurboTax will make sure that your returns are correctly done, but it is also possible that, while filing as Married Filing Joint on the Federal Returnyou may be able to file as Married Filing Separately on the State Return.  It is possible that this status is more advantageous for state tax filing.

You can attempt to file the returns both ways if you choose.  Here's an FAQ to show how to file jointly on the Federal Return and separately on the state:  https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3301995

Choose the filing method that results in your lowest overall tax.

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