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For some married couples, it makes more sense to file separately than jointly (ex: 1 member of the couple has large medical expenses for a year).

When filing seperately, what are the rules surrounding the jointly held deductions. For example, if my wife and I own our home, we pay interest and property taxes. If we file separately, do we have to split these deductions 50/50, or do we have the flexibility to bin them all to the higher income spouse?
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