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I did not file my IRS taxes for 2005,2006,2008 but my wife did file as married separate. The IRS has a tax levy on my Social Security and filed SFR tax returns on those years. My quest is can I file with my to change from married separate to married joint?
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Yes, you can amend the filing status from married filing separately to married filing jointly. If any taxes are due though, your wife would then become liable as well as you.
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
In years 2005,2006 and 2008, I had numerous gambling winnings in a day. I usually bet $27.00 on a slot machine spin. Therefore, I would win numerous pots and they would be documented if they were over $1,200.00. I did not use a players card so I have no hard copy records to prove my losses. What should I do in this case. My wife did itemize her deductions on these years.
Tax Professional: Carter McBride, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 1 month ago
There is not a strict substantiation requirement for gambling losses. So, if you can come up with a reasonable estimate you should be okay.
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Hey! Just wanted to follow up to see if you needed anything else. If not, please leave a rating so I can get credit for helping you out. Thanks!

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