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Filing Status Workout

Filing Status Requirements

Skills Warm Up: Determine Filing Status

Question 2 of 7

The scenario continues. You are trying to determine the appropriate filing status for Becky. Click here to listen to the conversation.

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You: Are you legally married?

Becky: Well, my husband and I aren't actually divorced.

How would you respond?

Okay. Since you're still legally married, you have the option of Married Filing Jointly or Married Filing Separately. Have you and your husband discussed whether to file a joint return?
Are you legally separated?


Becky looking exasperated.
Interview Tips: Filing Status

Interview Tips: Filing Status