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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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