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Sorry to reply to my own post!

Can I divide them as I choose, or do they have to be split 50/50 (or by some other scheme)?

Same question about how to allocate the personal exemptions and tax withheld. I presume I will make tax withheld match the W2 amounts the best I can (it's off by a couple hundred for some reason).

Do personal exemptions need to be divided or can I apply them all to my wife's separate return?

By dividing all joint income/deductions in half I seem to be able to still achieve a total refund of $4k-$5k as opposed to the joint return where we would owe $1500.

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