Fill out your federal tax forms individually. Each spouse should file a separate federal tax form and claim single status.
File your state income tax form as if you were married. You can mark your status as "married filing separately" or "married filing jointly."
Combine the figures from the two federal tax forms if filing jointly. Fill in your joint state income tax form with the combined figures.
Take deductions, credits and exemptions as if you were married. On your state form, fill it out as if you were in a traditional marriage.
File electronically or mail in your forms.
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