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Subject:  Uncooperative, Signature Date:  3/28/2013  2:08 AM
Author:  mrmeyer Number:  118175 of 129521

I've been filing married jointly the last 6 years. This year, things are contentious with my wife, and I don't believe she will sign the IRS form.

I am the sole breadwinner. Do I need her signature to file jointly? Or is there a workaround.

One possibility is filing electronically as signatures do not seem to be required at all, but I'm not sure that's proper. I expect she will want to see the return at some point, and I don't want to click some sort of box that says she agrees when she plainly doesn't.

I expect married filing separately will cost me a few thousand dollars, so I'd prefer joint if I could.
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