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Should You and Your Spouse File Taxes Jointly or Separately?
Married couples have the option to file jointly or separately on their federal income tax returns. The IRS strongly encourages most couples to file joint tax returns by extending several tax breaks to those who file together. In the vast majority of cases, it's best for married couples to file jointly, but there may be a few instances when it's better to submit separate returns. Read more…

Tax Tips for Registered Domestic Partners and Unmarried Same Sex Couples in Community Property States
Unmarried domestic partners can submit only individual 1040s; they cannot file jointly. How you handle 1040 forms depends on which community property state you call home. Read more…

Video: Can We File Two Primary Residences if Filing a Joint Tax Return?
There are many tax incentives for owning a home. But how do you designate a primary residence when you own more than one home? Watch this video to find out. Read more…

Tax Considerations for Same-Sex Couples: Married Filing Jointly vs. Separately
Even though same-sex marriages have been nationally recognized since 2015, some couples may still be in a domestic partnership or civil union rather than a marriage. For federal tax purposes, individuals in a civil union, domestic partnership or similar formal legal relationship are not considered married under state law. This prevents them from filing as a married couple at the federal level. If legally married at the state level, married couples should consider their options before choosing to file as married filing jointly vs. separately. Read more…

Filing Taxes After a Divorce: Is Alimony Taxable?
Filing for a divorce can cause some complexities in your tax situation. Learn how alimony is taxed and other tax reporting tips you should know while filing taxes after a divorce. Read more…


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