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Does my spouse need to file too if I already filed joint. Does she need to do the filing individually?

 
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Does my spouse need to file too if I already filed joint. Does she need to do the filing individually?

When you file a joint return you are supposed to put ALL of the information from both spouses on ONE tax return.  If you did not include any income your wife earned on the "joint return" that you e-filed, you will have to amend later.  A joint return contains all the income and deduction information from both people.  Do not do anything until you see if the iRS accepts or rejects your return.  Then come back to Answer Xchange for further help.

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Does my spouse need to file too if I already filed joint. Does she need to do the filing individually?

When you file a joint return you are supposed to put ALL of the information from both spouses on ONE tax return.  If you did not include any income your wife earned on the "joint return" that you e-filed, you will have to amend later.  A joint return contains all the income and deduction information from both people.  Do not do anything until you see if the iRS accepts or rejects your return.  Then come back to Answer Xchange for further help.

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Does my spouse need to file too if I already filed joint. Does she need to do the filing individually?

The irs was already accept how do I add my w2 with my husband
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Does my spouse need to file too if I already filed joint. Does she need to do the filing individually?

 You cannot change or add anything on the return that you just e-filed, nor can you stop it.  It is too late, just like when you put an envelope in a US mailbox
If you left out a W-2, or a dependent, or a 1099 etc…DO NOT change your return while it is pending.  The changes will go nowhere.
Now you have to wait until the IRS either rejects or accepts your return.  If your return is rejected, you will be able to go into your account and make the necessary changes to your tax return and re-submit your return.
 If the IRS accepts your return, however, then you have to wait longer until it has been fully processed and you have received your refund.  THEN you can prepare an amended tax return and mail it in. You have to be able to work from that return exactly the way it was when it was e-filed originally.  You will need to use a form called a 1040X. You cannot e-file an amended return.  They have to be mailed, and it takes at least 2-4 months for the IRS to process an amended return.  Meanwhile, DO NOT go in and start changing anything on your return in the system, or you will make a mess for yourself.  Sit tight and wait until you see what the IRS does with the return you just e-filed
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Does my spouse need to file too if I already filed joint. Does she need to do the filing individually?

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