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1) You can send in a payment prior to filing the tax return. Paying estimated taxes so to speak. You should still receive a Form W2-G and will have to report the income on the tax return. To pay estimated tax in advance, you would use the 1040-ES. Refer to link below:
2) You can also opt to file a separate return. However, if you do file separately, you and partner could miss out on some credits and deductions that are only available to couples who file jointly.
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