Have 2 kids and going through a divorce right now. She is having her grandparents claim our 2 children. I have another child who I will be claiming on my taxes. My question is how would I file my taxes; single, married filing seperate? Not to for sure how this works.
The filing status is determined based on your married status as of the last day of the year, i.e. whether you were still married or divorced on 12/31/08. If you were still married, you should file married filing separate. If youwere divorced, you could file as "single" or a "head of household" if you meet the necessary requirements. You can read IRS Publication 501at www.irs.gov, it gives all the answers about the filing status and dependents.