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venerable
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How do I change my filing status to married filing separately

 
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SweetieJean
Level 15

How do I change my filing status to married filing separately

Have you filed already?
xmasbaby0
Level 15

How do I change my filing status to married filing separately

If you already filed a joint return for 2016 you cannot change to married filing separately after the filing deadline.
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
venerable
New Member

How do I change my filing status to married filing separately

I have not yet filed for 2016.  I only filed an extension to file for 2016.
DoninGA
Level 15

How do I change my filing status to married filing separately

You change your filing status in the Personal Info section of the program.  Click on the Edit link for your current filing status in the Personal Info section.
Why are you filing as MFS since it is the worst possible way to file a tax return if you are married?
See this TurboTax support FAQ for filing jointly versus separately - <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894449-is-it-better-for-a-married-couple-to-file-jointly-or-separ...>
venerable
New Member

How do I change my filing status to married filing separately

In the personal info section it won't let me change the filing status.  It keeps telling me TurboTax will determine the best filing status for me later and it stays as married filing jointly.  I have to file as MFS to satisfy the requirements of a state hearing.  I know it is the worst possible scenario financially.
macuser_22
Level 15

How do I change my filing status to married filing separately

In the personal information section select "Married" and that you do *not* want to file with your spouse.   See screenshot.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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