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matthewlaynepark
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Got divorced in 2016. I can not file a joint return, correct? If so, why is turbotax asking me if I want to file a joint return when I already told it I'm divorced?

 
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Texas Roger
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Got divorced in 2016. I can not file a joint return, correct? If so, why is turbotax asking me if I want to file a joint return when I already told it I'm divorced?

You are correct that you cannot file a joint return if you were not married on 12/31/2016. Some people could be divorced and then remarried which might be a reason for asking the question. 

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BrooklynS
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Got divorced in 2016. I can not file a joint return, correct? If so, why is turbotax asking me if I want to file a joint return when I already told it I'm divorced?

Have you changed your status to Single?
matthewlaynepark
New Member

Got divorced in 2016. I can not file a joint return, correct? If so, why is turbotax asking me if I want to file a joint return when I already told it I'm divorced?

Yes.
Texas Roger
Level 15

Got divorced in 2016. I can not file a joint return, correct? If so, why is turbotax asking me if I want to file a joint return when I already told it I'm divorced?

You are correct that you cannot file a joint return if you were not married on 12/31/2016. Some people could be divorced and then remarried which might be a reason for asking the question. 

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