turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Event: Ask the Experts about your refund > RSVP NOW!
Close icon
Do you have a TurboTax Online account?

We'll help you get started or pick up where you left off.

Married filing separate, standard or itemize deduction

 
Connect with an expert
x
Do you have an Intuit account?

Do you have an Intuit account?

You'll need to sign in or create an account to connect with an expert.

2 Replies

Married filing separate, standard or itemize deduction

For married filing separately, You and your spouse must both file the same way.  If one itemizes, the other must itemize.  Same for standard deduction.

See https://www.irs.gov/faqs/itemized-deductions-standard-deduction/other-deduction-questions/other-dedu...

 

You and your spouse may be able to save money by filing jointly, if that is feasible.

LeonardS
Expert Alumni

Married filing separate, standard or itemize deduction

The determining factor is itemization,  If either one of you itemizes your deductions the other person must also itemize.

This TurboTax link https://How can we compare married filing jointly with married filing separately? will allow you to see which filing will provide you with the least overall tax liability.

 

This issue may not be resolved in time for you to file your taxes by the April 18, 2022 deadline.  You may want to consider filing an extension to file you’re your tax return.  This TurboTax link How do I file an IRS extension (Form 4868) in TurboTax Online? will assist you in filing an extension.

 

IRS extensions for tax year 2021 must be filed on or before April 18, 2022 for domestic taxpayers.

Keep in mind: An extension doesn't give you extra time to pay your taxes — but it will keep you from getting a late filing penalty.

@011f00e59e93

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
message box icon

Get more help

Ask questions and learn more about your taxes and finances.

Post your Question
Manage cookies