Q: If I am legally separated from my wife, can we still file joint tax returns?
Typically you are not able to still file a joint tax return as the IRS code details:
Unmarried persons. You are considered unmarried for the whole year if, on the last day of your tax year, you are either:
Legally separated from your spouse under a divorce or separate maintenance decree. State law governs whether you are married or legally separated under a divorce or separate maintenance decree. However, you should consult with your accountant for this question for more details.
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