Major life milestones often have a major tax impact. Changes in your marital status, having a baby or adopting a child can have significant impact on your taxes. This is the place to ask questions about dependents, real estate, and other various scenarios that play a significant role in what taxes you pay.
04-17-2017 03:40 PM
Hi - I have a simple (I think) question on the best way to file a 1040X amendment to change filing status from MFS to MFJ. My wife and I married in 2016 and she got excited and filed as MFS before we had a chance to discuss. It is definitely better for us to file as MFJ (I've looked at both). Should I submit a 1040X via mail to amend hers and forgo submitting a return of my own? Is there risk of my return being "late" if it is technically outstanding until the 1040X is processed?
04-17-2017 05:15 PM
If you file your 1040X by mailing it in and it is postmarked by the post office on or before 4-18-17 you have
met your requirement. It will not be "technically late". Have no fear.