Wife and I were in the divorce docket of Texas at the end of 2010 and lived in separate households more than half the year. I don't have a document specific to certifying us as "legally separated," but unsure if being physically separated & in divorce counts as "legally seperated." She claimed all the tax incentives when filing separately as married. I get overtaxed $1000+ if I file seperately as married, but I didn't have access to HER income and I was alone on my own expenses as if single.
Can I please file taxes as single? If not, what's the consequences/penalty for marking single?
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