Post # 1
I was married on December 30th, 2012. So, I WASN’T married any in 2012 except the last 2 days. However, when I went to TurboTax to file my taxes, it asked if I got married in 2012. I said yes, and did all the necessary things..and it said it would be best for me if I filed married filing seperately. Is this right, or should I file as single?
Post # 3
@AcheneMalefic: It’s whatever your status was on the very last day in 2012 – so you do have to file married for 2012 not single. Whehter married jointly or married separately works better, you can run it both ways in TurboTax to find out.
Same if you had a baby on 12/31/2012. You get to claim that child for the entire 2012.
Post # 4
I would imagine it it doesnt list specific dates and just says “married in 2012”, then it would be married.
I only say this because next year it will ask if you were married in 2013, and you weren’t, so you have to shove it in there somewhere!
However, I’m not a tax preparer, if you are really concerned, you could probably call a tax specialist, h&r block or open a thread on the turbo tax forums.
Post # 5
You should file as married. If you get married any time in a calendar year, you automatically file as married for the year.
Post # 6
Thank you, everyone! That’s what I assumed I needed to file, but wasn’t 100% because it was at such a late date in the year. 🙂