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I work in Minnesota and my wife works in Atlanta. Can we ...

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I work in Minnesota and my wife works in Atlanta. Can we use the "married filing jointly" status for both state returns or do we have to use the "married filing seperately" status based on our residence?

Hello there, you may file jointly for both states. Minnesota filing status must be the same as federal.

For Georgia, if one spouse is a Georgia resident but the other is not and the federal return was filed jointly, the marital status on the GA return may be separate or joint, with each spouse claiming the appropriate personal allowances and deductions.

 

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