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Hello, I have completed my tax prep through Turbo Tax, but I know that I need to file with an "Injured Spouse" from attached. Is that possible to via Turbo Tax Deluxe?

 
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CarolynB
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Hello, I have completed my tax prep through Turbo Tax, but I know that I need to file with an "Injured Spouse" from attached. Is that possible to via Turbo Tax Deluxe?

Yes. Follow these steps to file an injured spouse claim using TurboTax:

o enter information for the Injured Spouse Allocation in TurboTax:

  • Open (continue) your return in TurboTax Online.
  • Click My Account (top right of your screen).
  • Select Tools.
  • In the pop-up window, select Topic Search.
  • In the search bar, type 8379.
  • In the results box, highlight 8379, injured spouse claim and allocation, then click GO.
  • You'll land on the Innocent or Injured Spouse Relief page. Click Yes.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to complete this section. 

Note: If using the TurboTax CD/Download software, you'll use the Find function (instead of "My Account") to search for the topic.

Form 8379 lets you (the "injured spouse") get back your portion of a jointly-filed refund if it's seized or offset to pay your spouse's debt.

You must file jointly to use this form. Also, filing an 8379 will delay your federal refund by up to 14 weeks.

To file this form in TurboTax:

  1. Open your return.
    (To do this, sign in to TurboTax and click the orange Take me to my return button.)
  2. In the search box, search for injured spouse and then click the "Jump to" link in the search results.
  3. Answer Yes to Do you want to claim innocent or injured spouse relief? and carefully follow the onscreen instructions.

Note: Pay close attention to the screens, as some of them apply to innocent spouse relief, which is something else. Leave those questions blank if you only want to claim injured spouse relief.


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CarolynB
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Hello, I have completed my tax prep through Turbo Tax, but I know that I need to file with an "Injured Spouse" from attached. Is that possible to via Turbo Tax Deluxe?

Yes. Follow these steps to file an injured spouse claim using TurboTax:

o enter information for the Injured Spouse Allocation in TurboTax:

  • Open (continue) your return in TurboTax Online.
  • Click My Account (top right of your screen).
  • Select Tools.
  • In the pop-up window, select Topic Search.
  • In the search bar, type 8379.
  • In the results box, highlight 8379, injured spouse claim and allocation, then click GO.
  • You'll land on the Innocent or Injured Spouse Relief page. Click Yes.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to complete this section. 

Note: If using the TurboTax CD/Download software, you'll use the Find function (instead of "My Account") to search for the topic.

Form 8379 lets you (the "injured spouse") get back your portion of a jointly-filed refund if it's seized or offset to pay your spouse's debt.

You must file jointly to use this form. Also, filing an 8379 will delay your federal refund by up to 14 weeks.

To file this form in TurboTax:

  1. Open your return.
    (To do this, sign in to TurboTax and click the orange Take me to my return button.)
  2. In the search box, search for injured spouse and then click the "Jump to" link in the search results.
  3. Answer Yes to Do you want to claim innocent or injured spouse relief? and carefully follow the onscreen instructions.

Note: Pay close attention to the screens, as some of them apply to innocent spouse relief, which is something else. Leave those questions blank if you only want to claim injured spouse relief.


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