Married Filing Joint Filing Status Law and Legal Definition
Each married tax payer has the right to choose the status of filing tax returns. A married couple can jointly file tax return which is termed as Married Filing Joint filing status. This type of filing helps married to enjoy more tax benefits than filing separate returns. The last day of the year is considered to determine whether a person is married or not. Both spouses have to agree to file joint tax returns and both need to sign the return.