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I was legally separated in 2018 in Ohio. I selected Single as my filing status, wife selected Married Filing Separately which rejects my tax return. Who's correct?

 
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I was legally separated in 2018 in Ohio. I selected Single as my filing status, wife selected Married Filing Separately which rejects my tax return. Who's correct?

If you received a legal separation (with court paperwork), then you are correct.  If you are living separated without court paperwork, she is correct.

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I was legally separated in 2018 in Ohio. I selected Single as my filing status, wife selected Married Filing Separately which rejects my tax return. Who's correct?

If you received a legal separation (with court paperwork), then you are correct.  If you are living separated without court paperwork, she is correct.

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I was legally separated in 2018 in Ohio. I selected Single as my filing status, wife selected Married Filing Separately which rejects my tax return. Who's correct?

Thank you so much for the really fast answer! Yes, I have court documentation but worried since she had her taxes done by a CPA. I did mine with TurboTax. Problem is that I can't e-file since she submitted before me and somehow my SS number is on her return. I don't get it since you don't need spouse information with Married Filing Separately
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I was legally separated in 2018 in Ohio. I selected Single as my filing status, wife selected Married Filing Separately which rejects my tax return. Who's correct?

Legal separation does not end the marriage  so you are considered married until that time. 

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