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sreasley
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I HAVE GOTTEN A DIVORCE THIS YEAR AND MY HUSBAND'S NAME IS STILL SHOWING AS THE PRIMARY PERSON ON THIS ACCOUNT. HOW CAN I CHANGE THAT AS I WILL BE KEEPING THIS ACCOUNT.

 
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xmasbaby0
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I HAVE GOTTEN A DIVORCE THIS YEAR AND MY HUSBAND'S NAME IS STILL SHOWING AS THE PRIMARY PERSON ON THIS ACCOUNT. HOW CAN I CHANGE THAT AS I WILL BE KEEPING THIS ACCOUNT.

It would be better if you would start a new account with only your name.  Trying to use an account that was previously used for a joint return will be too messy.  It is hard to remove everything that might transfer over from a joint return.  You can use the same email address, but start a new account with a new user ID. You will be filing either single or Head of Household (if you have the dependents living with you.).

**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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VolvoGirl
Level 15

I HAVE GOTTEN A DIVORCE THIS YEAR AND MY HUSBAND'S NAME IS STILL SHOWING AS THE PRIMARY PERSON ON THIS ACCOUNT. HOW CAN I CHANGE THAT AS I WILL BE KEEPING THIS ACCOUNT.

Sorry, You both need to set up new accounts and not transfer from 2016.  You can't delete the other spouse from it properly.
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How to start another return in the Online version
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I HAVE GOTTEN A DIVORCE THIS YEAR AND MY HUSBAND'S NAME IS STILL SHOWING AS THE PRIMARY PERSON ON THIS ACCOUNT. HOW CAN I CHANGE THAT AS I WILL BE KEEPING THIS ACCOUNT.

It would be better if you would start a new account with only your name.  Trying to use an account that was previously used for a joint return will be too messy.  It is hard to remove everything that might transfer over from a joint return.  You can use the same email address, but start a new account with a new user ID. You will be filing either single or Head of Household (if you have the dependents living with you.).

**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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