When filing taxes jointly as a married couple...???

Does each person receive their own return check or is it lumped together?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It normally is lumped together in one check, but begining this year you and your spouse can opt to have your refund split and direct deposited into up to 3 separate bank accounts,

    Splitting your refund is easy. Use IRS' Form 8888, Direct Deposit of Refund to More Than One Account, to divide your refund among two or three different accounts. If you want IRS to deposit your refund into one account, you can use the direct deposit line on your tax form.

    With split refunds, you have a convenient option for managing your money — sending some of your refund to an account for immediate use and some for future savings — teamed with the speed and safety of direct deposit.

    Whether you file electronically or on paper, direct deposit gives you faster access to your refund than a paper check. Speed, safety and choice — with direct deposit you can have it all.

    Source(s): Internal Revenue Service 1-800-829-1040
  • Judy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    If you receive a mailed check, there will be one check for the entire refund amount.

    If you have it direct deposited, you can put it into one account, or split it between two or three accounts.

  • 1 decade ago

    You will receive one check payable to both spouses and requiring the signature of each spouse unless you have it deposited directly to your joint bank account.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's one tax return, so there is one check. It is made payable to both of you, so both of you MUST endorse it before cashing or depositing the check.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's lumped together.

    Source(s): Me - 1/2 of amarried couple that files jointly.
  • 1 decade ago

    It always comes as one check, so share the wealth equally!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    its lumped together

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