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How can I compare Married Filing Jointly with Married Filing Separately?

SOLVEDby TurboTax903Updated February 21, 2023

Sign in and use our refund calculator. It’ll guide you through filing separately vs. jointly, and quickly estimate your next tax return.

If you're using TurboTax CD/Download, try this:

  1. Open your return and select Forms
  2. Select Open Form, enter What-If Worksheet (it may appear as What-If Wks), and select Open Form
  3. Select the MFJ vs. MFS box
  4. Scroll down to Balance Due (Refund) located under Line 72
  5. The second column shows the federal outcome for a joint return, and the third and fourth columns show the outcome for the taxpayer and spouse if filing separately
    • Negative numbers are refunds and positive numbers are taxes due

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