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I do not want to claim my spouse

We are legally married but have been in our own households since July of 2015. I am not trying to claim him, why do I need him information to finish filing?
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I do not want to claim my spouse

If I am filing a separate return why do I have to list my spouse’s information on my return?

Even if you file separate returns (the worst way to file) you each have to list each other's SSN's and some other information on your own tax return.  The IRS can then cross check to make sure you are not "double dipping" for itemized deductions, dependents, etc.

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