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Schyte804
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I and my wife mistakenly filed separate returns but we are filing jointly.

So I'd like to ask if is it okay that I and my wife filed jointly but mistakenly had 2 separate returns(one for each one of us)?

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I and my wife mistakenly filed separate returns but we are filing jointly.

If you have 2 separate federal returns, you did not file jointly.  If you file jointly, you will only have one return for federal and one for state(if you live in a state with income tax).

Look at the top of your 1040.  Does it have the Married filing jointly box checked or does it have the Married Filing Separately box checked?

Did one of you file a joint return and one file a separate return?

If it turns out that you filed separate returns and want to change it to a joint return you can Amend Your Return. The amended return will need to be printed and mailed. 

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I and my wife mistakenly filed separate returns but we are filing jointly.

If you have 2 separate federal returns, you did not file jointly.  If you file jointly, you will only have one return for federal and one for state(if you live in a state with income tax).

Look at the top of your 1040.  Does it have the Married filing jointly box checked or does it have the Married Filing Separately box checked?

Did one of you file a joint return and one file a separate return?

If it turns out that you filed separate returns and want to change it to a joint return you can Amend Your Return. The amended return will need to be printed and mailed. 

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Schyte804
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I and my wife mistakenly filed separate returns but we are filing jointly.

Hi Vanessa! Thank you for responding my question.

Actually, it is our first time to file. We used the Turbo Tax app and we both placed married filing jointly online. But then mistakenly, I submitted mine without including my wife's W-2.

She haven't submitted hers yet as we aren't sure what to do next. So, I guess I'll have to amend mine.

I and my wife mistakenly filed separate returns but we are filing jointly.

Yes, if you will need to amend the one you filed and include her W-2.  She should not submit anything then.
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