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Thank you for using Just Answer. I look forward to assisting you.Yes you can. Actually, you could do this at any time so long as your spouse would not file jointly. You'd both need to file single. You do miss out on some exemptions filing single, so it is best to consult with an accountant before filing. Also, remember that your marital status as of December 31 controls. So if you are officially divorced by December 31, 2016, and then decide next year you want to file jointly again (for whatever reason) you wouldn't be able to.
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