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I am going to relocate to AZ so my son can get instate tuition.

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I am going to relocate to AZ so my son can get instate tuition. My husband will remain in WA. I commute for work to CA, I am a Flight Attendant. Would I make AZ my primary residence and file separate from my husband, or AZ secondary residence and remain filing joint. Thanks
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 7 months ago.
Your information is clear and intention is reasonable - but what is your question?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
How would I file my taxes if I relocate to AZ and my husband remains in WA when we have always filed joint?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
How would I file my taxes if I relocate to AZ and my husband remains in WA? We have always filed joint as a married couple. What status would we file under for a couple living in 2 different states? How would this affect our tax return or payments?
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Expert:  Lev replied 7 months ago.
You may continue to file a joint federal tax return. That is your choice if you want to file jointly or separately.
Expert:  Lev replied 7 months ago.
In most situations - filing jointly would be more beneficial.The difference would be with state tax return - when your residency changed to a difference state - you will be a nonresident of California and resident of Arizona.Let me know if you need any clarification this matter.