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I want to change my filing status

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JuanJ
New Member

I want to change my filing status

If you need to change your filing status, please use the steps below.

To change your filing status in TurboTax Online:

1. Go to "Personal Info" at the top of the page

2. Select "Edit" next to marital status

3. Select the appropriate status

The IRS offers these 5 tax filing statuses:

  • Single
  • Married filing jointly
  • Married filing separately
  • Head of household
  • Qualifying widow(er)

You may qualify for more than one tax filing status. For example, a single (unmarried) person isn't necessarily restricted to the single filing status. He or she may be able to file as head of household or qualifying widow(er), assuming those qualifications are met. But if he or she wasn't legally married as of 12/31/2016, they couldn't file their 2016 return as a married person.

Likewise, someone who was legally married as of 12/31/2016 could file as married jointly, married separately, or head of household (again, if he or she meets the qualifications). But they couldn't file as single or qualifying widow(er).

If more than one filing status applies to your particular situation, we'll choose the one that gives you the biggest tax break.


Changing my filing status


Lucinda071
Returning Member

I want to change my filing status

What my filing status 

DianeW777
Employee Tax Expert

I want to change my filing status

You filing status depends on your status as of December 31, 2020.  You may qualify for more than one tax filing status.

 

For example, a single (unmarried) person isn't necessarily restricted to the single filing status. He or she may be able to file as head of household or qualifying widow(er), assuming those qualifications are met. But if he or she wasn't legally married as of December 31, 2020, they couldn't file their 2020 return as a married person.

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Max66
New Member

I want to change my filing status

my filing status is pending. why

MarilynG1
Employee Tax Expert

I want to change my filing status

@Max66 Click this link for more info on Filing Status Pending.

 

 

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