The filing status you choose on your return could make the difference between owing the U.S. government or Uncle Sam sending you cash to pocket.
There are five official IRS filing statuses:
• Married, filing your return jointly
• Married, with each partner filing a tax return separately
• Head of household
• Qualifying widow/widower with dependent child
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