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m-ceballos-26
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If i file as married filing jointly does that mean my wife has to do her Taxes as well or one of us just need to do it?

 
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xmasbaby0
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If i file as married filing jointly does that mean my wife has to do her Taxes as well or one of us just need to do it?

When you enter your own information in My Info, you have to answer the question "Were you married?"  If you click the button for Married, then a drop down will appear that asks, "Do you want to file this return together with your spouse?"  Then you choose yes to file a joint return.  You would then enter your spouse's information into Personal Info.  Whenever you are entering income information there should then be a spot for you and for your spouse's income information.

When you file a joint return that means you prepare ONE tax return that will get ALL of your combined income information, your credits/deductions, dependents (if any) etc.  all on one return.  You will receive ONE refund (if you are getting a refund.)

**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

If i file as married filing jointly does that mean my wife has to do her Taxes as well or one of us just need to do it?

When you enter your own information in My Info, you have to answer the question "Were you married?"  If you click the button for Married, then a drop down will appear that asks, "Do you want to file this return together with your spouse?"  Then you choose yes to file a joint return.  You would then enter your spouse's information into Personal Info.  Whenever you are entering income information there should then be a spot for you and for your spouse's income information.

When you file a joint return that means you prepare ONE tax return that will get ALL of your combined income information, your credits/deductions, dependents (if any) etc.  all on one return.  You will receive ONE refund (if you are getting a refund.)

**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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CathiM
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If i file as married filing jointly does that mean my wife has to do her Taxes as well or one of us just need to do it?

Just one of you has to do it, but you must include both yours and your wife's income and deductions on the same tax return.  

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