Do I have to file married status on my taxes? 6 Answers as of November 27, 2012

I just got married in October, do I have to file married status on my taxes?

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Mankus & Marchan, LTD
Mankus & Marchan, LTD | Tony Mankus
You may file your federal 1040 tax return jointly as a married couple, or married filing separately. The choice is yours. Check with your accountant to see which method is more advantageous to you.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 1/9/2011
Steven J. Fromm
Steven J. Fromm | Steven J. Fromm & Associates, P.C.
The determination of filing status is based on your status as of December 31. So if you are married on that date then you can, in most cases, file only married filing jointly or married filing separately.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 1/6/2011
E. Ray Critchett, LLC
E. Ray Critchett, LLC | Ray Critchett
Generally, you can either file married or you can file married filing separately. The state and federal tax liabilities may change slightly depending on your facts. Consult with your accountant or tax attorney for further information. You may contact our office to schedule an appointment if you have further questions or if you need assistance with this issue. You can also schedule an appointment or obtain additional information at our website. Thank you.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 11/27/2012
Givner & Kaye
Givner & Kaye | Bruce Givner
No. You can file separately. Discuss this with your CPA.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/4/2011
Meyer & Yee, LLP
Meyer & Yee, LLP | Kent W. Meyer
Yes- married joint or married separate. Marital status is determined as the last day of the year.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/4/2011
    LT Pepper Law
    LT Pepper Law | Luke T. Pepper
    There is no federal law requiring your to file as a married couple although there may be tax advantages.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 1/4/2011
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