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?
- ChelseaLv 48 years agoFavorite Answer
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.
- Wayne ZLv 78 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.
- Cathi KLv 78 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.
- rtfmLv 78 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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- JudyLv 78 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.
- KatherineLv 44 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
- acmeravenLv 78 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.
- 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.
- troLv 78 years ago
you can file married separately any time it is beneficial to you
there are some drawbacks however