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09-11-2017 08:07 AM
My wife and I filed a joint tax return. However, we need to provide her student loan provider (in Sweden) a tax return/form/sheet that breaks down the income & deductions taken from each of us, separately. They essentially need to verify her portion of the income/deductions, and apparently her W-2 won't suffice. Does anyone know which form (or forms) we need to complete to get this information sent to us?
Thank you all in advance!
09-11-2017 11:30 AM - edited 09-11-2017 11:46 AM
Welcome to the H&R Block community.
So when you file a joint return financial aid goes by your joint income. It's one of the very few downsides of filing jointly. The only way to get around this is to file separate tax returns. You must elect the married & filing separately status before April 15th. Filing status cannot be changed to MFS after the tax filing deadline.
With a joint return your Forms W-2 are your source for your individual incomes. There are no other forms that show your income other than your W-2 & other income forms and your Form 1040.
If you have any other questions I'll be glad to help.
Senior Tax Advisor (Tampa, FL)
09-11-2017 11:47 AM - edited 09-11-2017 11:48 AM
I've updated the answer as I did misread the question (and I apologize). It's kind of similar. The only way to show individual incomes is to file individual returns, which cannot be done for 2016 at this point since you filed jointly and the filing deadline has since passed.