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    Apr 10, 2007, 01:47 PM
    Filing status different for Federal return and State return
    Can I use a different filing status for Federal and State?

    I got married in October last year, but I and my wife were residing in separate states till early 2007. So, on Dec 31st we were married but did not stay together.

    For the state I guess we cannot file JOINT because of different states. Now, in that case can we file the Federal taxes jointly?

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    Apr 18, 2007, 08:45 AM
    Actually, most states REQUIRE you file the same way you filed on your federal return.

    You just need to adjust the income on which you pay the state income tax.

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