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How do we correct our filing status?

Answer #733 -- ( Published 05/30/2008 09:08 AM | Updated 07/12/2017 10:41 AM )

I am a full year Illinois resident and my spouse is a part-year or nonresident, and we filed our original return as married filing jointly.  How do we correct our filing status?

If you originally filed a joint return, but did not treat both yourself and your spouse as Illinois residents, you must correct that error by either filing a joint Form IL-1040-X treating yourselves as Illinois residents or by filing separate IL-1040-X forms, even if the extended due date has passed. If you file separate IL-1040-X forms, each spouse must list his or her own income separately even if one spouse did not have any Illinois income. Any spouse filing as a nonresident or part-year resident must also attach a completed Schedule NR.

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