joint return

Definition

A U.S. income tax filing status that can be used by a married couple, in which income and deductions for the two individuals are combined.

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Since my wife and I filed our taxes together instead of separately, we will end up receiving a joint return.

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I was recently engaged and am researching the best way to file a joint return to the IRS once we are married.

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Since all of wife's tax information was not ready by April 15, we had to file an income tax extension to file on our joint return.

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