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My husband & I have been filing with you under his name. But, in 2016 I started a small business as a sole proprietor. Can we keep filing jointly under his name? And do we need to use the Self -Employment version of Turbotax this time?

 
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Kat
Level 15
Level 15

My husband & I have been filing with you under his name. But, in 2016 I started a small business as a sole proprietor. Can we keep filing jointly under his name? And do we need to use the Self -Employment version of Turbotax this time?

Yes, and yes!  🙂  If you've been filing as "Married Filing Jointly", you can continue to do that.  You will need the Self-Employed edition to properly complete your tax return for 2016.  Go through the interview step-by-step.  

Here's a little info about TurboTax Self-Employed:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/5566010

*** I am NOT a tax expert. I am a seasoned TurboTax user, and volunteer to provide assistance to TT users. Nothing I post is to be considered TAX ADVICE; I bear no legal liability for responses.***

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Kat
Level 15
Level 15

My husband & I have been filing with you under his name. But, in 2016 I started a small business as a sole proprietor. Can we keep filing jointly under his name? And do we need to use the Self -Employment version of Turbotax this time?

Yes, and yes!  🙂  If you've been filing as "Married Filing Jointly", you can continue to do that.  You will need the Self-Employed edition to properly complete your tax return for 2016.  Go through the interview step-by-step.  

Here's a little info about TurboTax Self-Employed:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/5566010

*** I am NOT a tax expert. I am a seasoned TurboTax user, and volunteer to provide assistance to TT users. Nothing I post is to be considered TAX ADVICE; I bear no legal liability for responses.***
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