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alicia20182018
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I got married in October of 2020. No kids. We both kept our last names. Do we still file as married?

 
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NCperson
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I got married in October of 2020. No kids. We both kept our last names. Do we still file as married?

yes, you are legally married - it is better in most every case to file married-joint and not married-separate.

 

You can not file "single" by law

 

just follow the prompts in TT.  

VolvoGirl
Level 15

I got married in October of 2020. No kids. We both kept our last names. Do we still file as married?

Here's some general info on getting married.  Did you both use Turbo Tax last year?

 

You can not transfer from or combine 2 returns or accounts.  Just pick the return for the spouse that has the most complicated return to enter or has any depreciation or business or  more investments.  Or use the account for whoever you want to be listed first going forward (by the way you can not change the order of the names).  Then add the other spouse's name, ssn and info to it.

 

You should usually  file a Joint return which is only 1 return combined for the both of you.  Make sure to stick with this one account for the future.  Just ignore the other spouse's account.

 

Getting Married FAQ

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-filing-status/help/what-does-getting-married-mean-for-my-taxes...

 

And info on Getting Married…..

http://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Family/Getting-Married/INF12006.html

 

Is it better to file Joint or Separately?

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894449-is-it-better-for-a-married-couple-to-file-jointly-or-separ...

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