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dvine187
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My husband and I have been separated for over a year, but no paperwork has been filed. Shouldn't I be filing married filing separately?? Being advised to file single.

 
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SharonC1
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My husband and I have been separated for over a year, but no paperwork has been filed. Shouldn't I be filing married filing separately?? Being advised to file single.

 December 31 is an important day for separated couples. The IRS considers you married for the entire tax year when you have no separation maintenance decree by the final day of the year. If you are married by IRS standards, you can only choose "married filing jointly" or "married filing separately" status. You cannot file as "single" or "head of household."

Click the article below for general information regarding tax implications for separated couples.

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/marriage/tax-tips-for-separated-couples/L6H4vr1nd

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SharonC1
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My husband and I have been separated for over a year, but no paperwork has been filed. Shouldn't I be filing married filing separately?? Being advised to file single.

 December 31 is an important day for separated couples. The IRS considers you married for the entire tax year when you have no separation maintenance decree by the final day of the year. If you are married by IRS standards, you can only choose "married filing jointly" or "married filing separately" status. You cannot file as "single" or "head of household."

Click the article below for general information regarding tax implications for separated couples.

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/marriage/tax-tips-for-separated-couples/L6H4vr1nd

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