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pputnam90
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We just got married in June 2020 when we file our taxes this year can we file married joint? Or does the status depend on the marital status for the year in which we are filing for

 
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macuser_22
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We just got married in June 2020 when we file our taxes this year can we file married joint? Or does the status depend on the marital status for the year in which we are filing for

What year is "this year"?

 

Your marital status that applies to the tax year is what you were on the last day of the year.     For 2019 tax return, if not married as of Dec 31, 2019 then you were single.   For 2020 tax return, if marred as of Dec 31 2020 then you file married.

 

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
xmasbaby0
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We just got married in June 2020 when we file our taxes this year can we file married joint? Or does the status depend on the marital status for the year in which we are filing for

If you are preparing a 2019 tax return then it seems you were Single in 2019.  You cannot file married until 2020---the year in which you became legally married.  In early 2021 you can file a joint 2020 return.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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