Is there an unmarried filing jointly status – can unmarried couples file taxes together?
You usually must be married to file together. However, if you are non-married but want to file a joint return, it is possible you can use married filing jointly if you’re considered married under a common law marriage recognized by either of these:
- The state where you live
- The state where the common-law marriage began
If you’re itemizing deductions, the IRS generally allows you a medical expenses deduction if you have unreimbursed expenses that are more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income for tax years 2017 or 2018. You can deduct the cost of care from several types of practitioners at various stages of care.
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