Can I file Individual Tax Returns if my spouse and I previously filed jointly?

We've filed jointly for over 10 years..

Is it possible to switch and file individually?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Yes but you may want to do it both ways to see which is more advantageous to you. Generally, filing jointly will give you deductions and credits that you cannot have filing alone. But it's your choice how you file.

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  • 8 years ago

    Married - Filing Separately - Yes, absolutely.

    Single or Head of Household - No. Not if you are still married and you lived together at any time after 6/30.

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  • 8 years ago

    Yes. It is rarely a good idea. Is there a problem? There are many deductions that are disallowed and it is t he highest tax rate. Are you in a community property state? You both itemize or both take the standard deduction. So if you own a home and usually itemize the other person will lose the standard deduction.

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  • rtfm
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Yes, of course. Just choose "married filing separately" as your filing status.

    Keep in mind that MFJ works out better for about 99 percent of all married couples than MFS would.

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    You can file married filing separaately and could switch back and forth every year if you want to. You'll most likely pay more total tax between you thoubh as MRS.

    You can't file as single.

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  • 4 years ago

    if you are filing for extension for yourself, the extension would only apply to a married filing separate return by 10/15/2013 if you want a joint, you include both names and SSN's on the extension

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  • 8 years ago

    Yes. Visit IRS.GOV and download or order a free PUB 17 and check out your options. A very good reference book to have on hand for tax questions.

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  • 8 years ago

    Yes. You can't go back and change the old ones, but you can do it going forward.

    MFS you can file, not single or HoH.

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  • tro
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    you can file married separately any time it is beneficial to you

    there are some drawbacks however

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