When a couple has two different states of residence, they are filing mfj at the federal level and separately at the state level.
I separated the MFJ account and filed the federal MFJ. But I can't seem to file the state separately because the message says Return Duplicate SSN. Is there a way around this or do they have to paper file the states?
Once the joint fed has been accepted, print out the acknowledgment, then can you uncheck the EF boxes on it and save/exit...you may have to open and save/exit each state after that to make the duplicate message go away.