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I got married on December 15, 2017, so I didn’t claim married 1, until my last check of the year. Obviously I would like to maximize my return, can I legally file single since I was for 99% of th

 
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I got married on December 15, 2017, so I didn’t claim married 1, until my last check of the year. Obviously I would like to maximize my return, can I legally file single since I was for 99% of th

If you are legally married as of 12/31/2017 then you can only file a 2017 tax return as Married Filing Jointly or Married Filing Separately.

What you enter on the W-4 that you give to your employer for tax withholding has no relevance to your filing status on a tax return.

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