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Ask A CPA - Estimated Payments

Filed Joint Estimates With Ex-Spouse, Required To File Jointly

No. The filing of joint or separate estimated payments does not require that you are committed to filing that way. However, you will need to advise the IRS as to how to allocate the estimate 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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