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If a person is in a state prison can their spouse file their taxes as married filing jointly?
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How long has he been in prison? Does he have any past due tax liabilties?
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He's been in 3 years and has no past tax liabilties
Tax Professional: RD, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 9 years ago

You can still file a joint return even though your spouse is incarcerated. You need to get your spouse's consent to filing jointly. I would suggest that you himsign the return or a power of attorney authorizing you to sign for him and file a joint tax return. You can even have him sign on the tax return if that is possible.

 

 

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