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Gator_123
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Splitting Married Filing Joint into two returns Married filing Separately

I would like to see TurboTax create an optimize button to allow creating returns for married filing separately  

after creating a married filing a Joint return.  Right now you either have to copy the Joint return to another file and delete data and then create a third return for the spouse.  The other option is to create three returns.

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rjs
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Splitting Married Filing Joint into two returns Married filing Separately

If you just want to compare how filing separately would work out, since you are using the CD/Download desktop TurboTax software you can use the What-If Worksheet in forms mode.


First complete your joint return. Then go to forms mode and open the What-If Worksheet. After you open the form, before you do anything, click on Help Center. In the introductory information at the top of the Help, scroll down a bit until you see the following paragraph.


"If you are preparing a Married Filing Joint vs Married Filing Separate comparison, it is very important that you read preparing a Married Filing Joint Versus Married Filing Separate Analysis."


The underlined part of that sentence is a link. Click on that link in the Help (not here in the forum) and follow the instructions there.

 

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