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If my wife is a house wife and does not have any income, do I still need to file my tax return jointly with her? Can I just file my return and add her as dependent ?

 
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If my wife is a house wife and does not have any income, do I still need to file my tax return jointly with her? Can I just file my return and add her as dependent ?

A spouse can never be a dependent...you always file a joint return even if one spouse has no income. 

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If my wife is a house wife and does not have any income, do I still need to file my tax return jointly with her? Can I just file my return and add her as dependent ?

your choices are a joint return or married filing separately.   since she has no income, a joint  return will result in the lowest taxes.