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Husband and wife now residing in separate States

Cherylle
Level 2

My client and her husband usually file a joint tax Federal and Hawaii State tax return. Both are now retired. They have a rental property in a Single-member LLC (Michigan) wholly owned by a Multi-member LLC (Hawaii) of which they are both members. Last year the husband moved to Michigan to look after his elderly father and became a Michigan resident.  His wife remains in Hawaii as a Hawaii resident. Can they still file a joint Federal Tax return? What would be their filing status?

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IRonMaN
Level 15

The same, unless filing separate is an available option and more beneficial in the two states.  

I'm keeping this job. But I am selling surplus anvils on the side. If you are interested please call 867-5309

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IRonMaN
Level 15

Unless they filed for divorce along the way, they are still married which means they can file a joint return.

I'm keeping this job. But I am selling surplus anvils on the side. If you are interested please call 867-5309
Cherylle
Level 2

Thanks and how would they file State Tax returns?

IRonMaN
Level 15

The same, unless filing separate is an available option and more beneficial in the two states.  

I'm keeping this job. But I am selling surplus anvils on the side. If you are interested please call 867-5309

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Cherylle
Level 2

Thank you

IRonMaN
Level 15

You betcha!

I'm keeping this job. But I am selling surplus anvils on the side. If you are interested please call 867-5309
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