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If I am the only one who has an income and worked in 2016, do I still file married filing jointly and claim my wife as a dependent or file a different way?

 
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If I am the only one who has an income and worked in 2016, do I still file married filing jointly and claim my wife as a dependent or file a different way?

Your spouse cannot be a dependent. You file Married Joint.

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If I am the only one who has an income and worked in 2016, do I still file married filing jointly and claim my wife as a dependent or file a different way?

Your spouse cannot be a dependent. You file Married Joint.

If I am the only one who has an income and worked in 2016, do I still file married filing jointly and claim my wife as a dependent or file a different way?

You do not “claim” a spouse as a dependent.  By filing as “Married Filing Jointly” you will each get the $4050 personal exemptions and the standard deduction of $12,600 for a married couple.

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