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One of the first steps in efiling your income tax return is determining your filing status. In the U.S. there are 5 electronic filing statuses: Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, Head of Household and Qualifying Widow(er) with Dependent Child. You need to know this to ascertain your online tax filing requirements, standard deduction, eligibility for specific credits and deductions, and your correct tax.

You may qualify for more than one filing status and you should choose the best option for your situation. It’s based on your marital status on the last day of the year. This decides your marital status for the entire year. Liberty Tax Service and other instant tax services comply with the IRS on this matter. The Internal Revenue Service states that “if more than one filing status applies to you, choose the one that gives you the lowest tax obligation.” Be sure of your status before you begin to file taxes online.