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pdewald
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How do I change my filing status to Married filing separately. It won't let me change from Head of Household filing, filing jointly, married -no

 
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DMarkM1
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How do I change my filing status to Married filing separately. It won't let me change from Head of Household filing, filing jointly, married -no

You would select the "NO, filing separately or Head of Household" answer if you want your filing status to be "Married Filing Separately".  

 

You will then enter your spouse's identifying information and answer a few more questions to get to the correct filing status. 

 

Note that married filing separately vs married filing jointly eliminates several potential credits and deductions as well as using higher tax rates. 

 

Here is a link with more information on the filing status choice.

 

 

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How do I change my filing status to Married filing separately. It won't let me change from Head of Household filing, filing jointly, married -no

I did that and it still puts me as Head Of Household and then requires me to include my spouses income info which I have no knowledge of and now way to get that info. Why won't it let me choose my own filing status?

MaryM428
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How do I change my filing status to Married filing separately. It won't let me change from Head of Household filing, filing jointly, married -no

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To change to MFS:

 

  • Search for filing status and jump to filing status
  • Edit filing status
  • Check Married and No - filing separately or filing as head of household
  • Answer the questions
  • if it does not change to Married Filing Separately then click that status to change if manually

 

 

Can a married person claim Head of Household filing status?

 

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