Taxes - Married - should I file joint or separate?
I'm divorced. My 3 children under 18 live with her. Per court order we rotate on who claims the children. One year I claim 2 and she claims 1 then the next year it reverses. So far there's been no problem with that.
I have remarried and we have been filing joint the last 4 years.
This year the ex decided she would claim all the kids.
I use Turbotax and when I efiled my taxes the IRS rejected them because my ex already filed and claimed all the kids. I'll have to deal with the courts on that issue.
My questions are: Would I be better to file married but separate or stick with married joint? Since I've already filed (even though it was rejected) am I allowed to change the filing from joint to separate? -- Today I saw something that reminded me of you. But dont worry, I flushed and everything went back to normal.