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Hi, my name is Mark. I will be happy to help you with your questions. You are correct that if you are married by the end of the year you would be able to married filing joint. If you file a joint return you would combine your income and deductions to determine your taxable income.
You would have the option of filing married filing jointly or married filing separately. If you file jointly you would combine your income and deductions, if you file separately you would of course keep your income and deductions separate.