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Hi,

I unfortunately got divorced last year (became final in October) and was wondering how that affects my tax return - I'm a student so I don't really have any income, but my ex-wife had earnings. Do I just file a personal return and exclude everything from my wife, or do I have to file two returns for the different time periods?

Thanks so much for anyone who can help or at least point me in the right direction,

Dan
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I unfortunately got divorced last year (became final in October) and was wondering how that affects my tax return - I'm a student so I don't really have any income, but my ex-wife had earnings. Do I just file a personal return and exclude everything from my wife, or do I have to file two returns for the different time periods?

Your marital status is determined as of 12/31. You're Single for 2004.

Phil
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Your marital status is determined as of 12/31. You're Single for 2004.
Phil


Woohoo! Thanks, Phil.

So I only have to report 1099s in my name?

What about income from joint bank accounts during that year?

Dan
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So I only have to report 1099s in my name?

What about income from joint bank accounts during that year?


Since you're asking I assume this wasn't decided in the divorce settlement. If that's the case, just report what's reported in your SSN.

Phil
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