turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
turbotax icon
turbotax icon
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Close icon
Do you have a TurboTax Online account?

We'll help you get started or pick up where you left off.

Why do i have to start a new account after divorce?

i divorced and am no longer filing jointly for this past tax year. why do i have to start a new account to do this?
Connect with an expert
x
Do you have an Intuit account?

Do you have an Intuit account?

You'll need to sign in or create an account to connect with an expert.

1 Best answer

Accepted Solutions
bwa
Alumni
Alumni

Why do i have to start a new account after divorce?

If you filed a joint return last year -

  • And you were listed first, you don't need to start a new return.  You can just delete your spouse.  Remember, however, that your ex-spouse may still have the login and password for that account.
  • And you were listed second, you need to start a new return.  Turbotax indexes by the first name so it can't be effectively deleted.

View solution in original post

3 Replies
bwa
Alumni
Alumni

Why do i have to start a new account after divorce?

If you filed a joint return last year -

  • And you were listed first, you don't need to start a new return.  You can just delete your spouse.  Remember, however, that your ex-spouse may still have the login and password for that account.
  • And you were listed second, you need to start a new return.  Turbotax indexes by the first name so it can't be effectively deleted.

Why do i have to start a new account after divorce?

If you filed a joint return last year and were divorced by Dec 31 you need to start completely over and set up a new account and new username and password and not transfer from last year.  See
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900134-what-if-i-was-divorced  

How to start another return in the Online version
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894512-how-do-i-start-a-second-return-in-turbotax-online

Here's another good FAQ on how to figure the AGI   ***Sorry this is for filing Separate now*****
https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2579751-what-agi-should-i-use-if-i-file-single-or-separate-this-ye...

Why do i have to start a new account after divorce?

Sorry that last FAQ is for changing from Joint to separate.  Here's one on getting divorced
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3388645-what-agi-should-i-enter-if-i-m-recently-divorced-or-widowe...>
Use your Intuit Account to sign in to TurboTax.
By selecting Sign in, you agree to our Terms and acknowledge our Privacy Statement.
message box icon

Get more help

Ask questions and learn more about your taxes and finances.

Post your Question

Related Content

Manage cookies