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whitfielda7
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On the injured spouse form, it will not let me choose 'NO', only yes. Is there a way around it? Can I type 'NO' in the explanation with out picking 'yes, explain'?

 
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Opus 17
Level 15

On the injured spouse form, it will not let me choose 'NO', only yes. Is there a way around it? Can I type 'NO' in the explanation with out picking 'yes, explain'?

What is your actual tax actuation you were trying to address? Which question are you not being allowed to answer?
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
IreneS
Intuit Alumni

On the injured spouse form, it will not let me choose 'NO', only yes. Is there a way around it? Can I type 'NO' in the explanation with out picking 'yes, explain'?

Here are the instructions for completing Form 8379 (Injured Spouse Relief), which can be filed with your return (or separately).  Perhaps they will address your situation since I'm not sure exactly where you are in the interview:

  1. Click on Federal Taxes > Other Tax Situations  [In TT Self-EmployedPersonal > Other Tax Situations]
  2. Scroll down to the Other Tax Forms section and click on the Start/Update box next to Miscellaneous Tax Forms.  [See Screenshot #1, below.]
  3. On the Miscellaneous Tax Forms screen, click on the Start/Update box next to Report an injured or innocent spouse claim.  [Screenshot #2]
  4. On the Innocent or Injured Spouse Relief screen, click on the Yes box. 
  5. Don't make any entries on the next 2 screens -- just click Continue.  [They apply to Innocent Spouse Relief.]
  6. On the screen Let's See if You Qualify for Injured Spouse Relief, mark the appropriate state box and click Continue [Screenshot #3]
  7. On the screen, Tell Us More About Your Situation, mark the appropriate boxes and click Continue[Screenshot #4] 
  8. On the next screen, mark whether you reported your own federal tax withheld on the joint return.
  9. The next screen will tell you if you qualify for injured spouse relief.  Mark the radio button to indicate whether you want to file this claim with your 2017 tax return and click Continue.  [You can either file form 8379 along with your tax return, or you can mail it in separately]  [Screenshot #5]
  10. Continue through the rest of the interview, entering the requested information.


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Opus 17
Level 15

On the injured spouse form, it will not let me choose 'NO', only yes. Is there a way around it? Can I type 'NO' in the explanation with out picking 'yes, explain'?

I was waiting for the customer to describe their situation because one problem they might be having is not understanding the difference between innocent and injured spouse relief, and are asking for something they don't qualify for that the program is not letting them have.  We would need more facts about exactly what relief is being requested and why.
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
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