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mxholm
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Do I file married living separately. .if my spouse and I have not lived together at all in 2016

I bought a house in 2016 without my husband...he does not own propertyif we file jointly does that give him any rights to my home
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AmyT
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Do I file married living separately. .if my spouse and I have not lived together at all in 2016

If you were still legally married as of December 31, 2016, you are able to file a joint return or you can do married filing separately.

While you will generally pay lower taxes overall if you file a joint return, you may still wish to file a separate return.  This would particularly apply if you do not want your spouse to know your personal financial details.

Filing a joint return will not give your spouse any rights to the house you purchased separately using your own funds.

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AmyT
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Do I file married living separately. .if my spouse and I have not lived together at all in 2016

If you were still legally married as of December 31, 2016, you are able to file a joint return or you can do married filing separately.

While you will generally pay lower taxes overall if you file a joint return, you may still wish to file a separate return.  This would particularly apply if you do not want your spouse to know your personal financial details.

Filing a joint return will not give your spouse any rights to the house you purchased separately using your own funds.

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