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mikejill2016
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We got married in 2016. We filed taxes early as married filing jointly. Can we change to married filing separately before 4/18/2017?

We didnt know we could file seperate. It appears we would get a refund vs having to pay in if we filed seperate.
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PhilipK
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We got married in 2016. We filed taxes early as married filing jointly. Can we change to married filing separately before 4/18/2017?

Yes you can.

You will need to file an amended return to do that and print and file by mail for each of you.

I hope this helps

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PhilipK
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We got married in 2016. We filed taxes early as married filing jointly. Can we change to married filing separately before 4/18/2017?

Yes you can.

You will need to file an amended return to do that and print and file by mail for each of you.

I hope this helps

jerry2000
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We got married in 2016. We filed taxes early as married filing jointly. Can we change to married filing separately before 4/18/2017?

Only if you get your amended returns filed by the due date. In general, after the due date you can not change from joint to separately. See IRS Form 1040-X.
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040x.pdf
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