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Can i file separate from my husband, he is 70 and retired.

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Do I have to file with his SS income

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Yes, you can decide any year that you are not going to file a joint return. You would then file Married Filing Separate and no , you are not required to report his income unless you live in a Community property state.

Community property states require you report all your own income and taxes withheld and half your spouse's income and taxes withheld.

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