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****Important tax ???... Can I file ( single ) on my tax return even though I am STILL married..?

Anonymous
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Will IRS find out if  I am lying ?

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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You must file married or married filing seperate.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:58 AM
I've been married for 10yrs and I've never filed jointly.
brittany208
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Lying on your taxes is a very, very bad idea.

hip2it
by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:59 AM

married filing separately

ajrjj05
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Don't do it, file married filing separately.

JenB1983
by Platinum Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:01 AM
Depends.
I'm married, but filed Head of Household. As far as the IRS is concerned, I am "considered unmarried" for tax purposes. The ex(to be) and I have been living completely separate lives since December 30, 2011. You are "considered unmarried" and can file married, HoH IF you have lived apart for 6+months of the year, and were living apart on December 31, 2012.
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DieselsMom
by Gold Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Why lie?? just file married filing seperately....

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:01 AM

If your husband was out of the house the last six months plus of 2012 and you are claiming dependant children you can claim head of household (if you are providing more than half of the children's support yourself and are not getting it from other sources like public assistance).

Otherwise you must file as married filing seperately or you must file a combined return and use married filing jointly.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:02 AM
I filed single. I married a friend of mine, it was a false marriage for health benefits, he was in the military. We lived in different states, etc.. I went to H&R block and he actually filed me Single. I told him he situation. And they still put my health insurance as his and used his SS#.

I have a child too. So I still got all my EIC and stuff.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:02 AM
You don't have to be legally divorced in order to be considered unmarried under IRS rules. If you were separated for the latter half of the year then you can file as such, otherwise, you have to file as married.
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