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I got divorced last year, how do i need to file my taxes, my ex husband was going to give me his w2 so we could just file as normal since we were still married.

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If you were considered unmarried (divorced) on Dec 31 of 2016 then you are not to file a joint return for 2016. You file as single (or Head of Household if you have a dependent that qualifies you) and he does he same.

Whatever your status was on Dec 31 is what you use for the full year.

The only complication could be if you live in a community property state.

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