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carriecandlepart
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I got married. Who should I file as first if I file jointly? Does it matter?

How do I enter our AGI? We did not file jointly last year.
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xmasbaby0
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I got married. Who should I file as first if I file jointly? Does it matter?

You can list either spouse first when you begin a new joint return.  You will want to stay consistent with the for the future so as not to confuse the IRS.  TurboTax software will react as if the first name listed is the the one preparing the tax return when it asks questions.

**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.**

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I got married. Who should I file as first if I file jointly? Does it matter?

You can list either spouse first when you begin a new joint return.  You will want to stay consistent with the for the future so as not to confuse the IRS.  TurboTax software will react as if the first name listed is the the one preparing the tax return when it asks questions.

**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.**
xmasbaby0
Level 15

I got married. Who should I file as first if I file jointly? Does it matter?

You can list either spouse first when you begin a new joint return.  You will want to stay consistent with the for the future so as not to confuse the IRS.  TurboTax software will react as if the first name listed is the the one preparing the tax return when it asks questions.

**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.**

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