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Ask A CPA - Filing Status & Filing Requirements

1. Common Law Marriage - Do I file joint or single ?

2. Deceased Spouse - what is my filing status?

3. Divorced in December - Do I file using joint or single filing status ?

4. Do I have to file a tax return ?

5. Does my dependent child have to file a return?

6. Head of Household - Must I File?

7. Head of Household - multiple support agreement

8. Head of household - Single with no Dependents

9. If it costs me more in taxes, why would I file married filing separately ?

10. Injured Spouse - Form 8379

11. Is there any tax benefit to delaying my upcoming wedding until next year?

12. Just married - Can I still file as single

13. Legally married - Must I file a joint tax return ?

14. Married filing Jointly - Must I File?

15. Married filing Separately - Lost Tax Benefits

16. Married filing Separately - Must I File?

17. Married with children - did not live with my spouse. Must I file Jointly

18. Must I itemize my deductions if my filing status is married filing separately?

19. My husband passed away last year , are any special return notations or forms required to indicate my husband is deceased ?

20. Separated from Spouse - Can I file as Head of Household

21. Should I include my social security when I figure gross income for the test if I should file a tax return ?

22. Single - Must I File?

23. Switch from married -filing jointly to married-filing separately

24. Unmarried with a child - What is my filing status?

25. What is the IRS Publication that deals with Innocent spouse relief ?

26. What is the marriage penalty ?

27. When my divorce is finalized, what is my filing status?

28. Widow with a dependent child - Must I File?

29. Withholding Change - Now I'm Married

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