How do I file taxes if divorce is not final?
Filing status Couples who are splitting up but not yet divorced before the end of the year have the option of filing a joint return. The alternative is to file as married filing separately. It's the year when your divorce decree becomes final that you lose the option to file as married joint or married separate.
Can you file taxes as married if you are divorced?
You're not necessarily limited to filing a joint married or separate married return if the IRS says you're still married. Nor must you absolutely file a single return if you're technically divorced. You might qualify for another filing status: head of household.
Are you considered married if you file taxes together?
In most cases, the IRS requires couples to be legally married to file a joint tax return. However, the IRS also allows couples who aren't legally married but are considered married by common law to also file jointly.