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Ask A CPA - Divorce & Marriage Issues

If I Filed Joint Estimates During The Year With My Spouse , Am I Required To File Jointly With Her ?

No.The filing of joint or separate estimated payments does not mean that you are committed to filing that way. However, you will need to advise the IRS as to how to allocate the estimated payment. Often this can be an area of difficulty when individuals are going through a divorce and have decided to file separately after making joint estimated tax payments.

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