When is a Joint Return Not a Joint Return?

When is a Joint Return Not a Joint Return? | Susan Moussi

{2:21 minutes to read} The tax court recently ruled on a case complicated by a divorce that was in-process at the time of filing. The lack of clarity, in this case, resulted in time, aggravation, and expense for both parties—highlighting the need for clear and indisputable documentation.

In June of 2013, a husband petitioned for divorce; however, the couple was still legally married on the last day of 2013.

According to the case, the wife sent a text message to her husband at the beginning of 2014 and proposed that they file a joint return for 2013.

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