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Joint Tax Returns - Must I file joint taxes with my spouse?

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The Michigan Court of Appeals provides authority with Butler v. Simmons-Butler, 308 Mich App 195 (2014), for the trial court to consider ordering a party to file joint taxes based on various factors including insufficient assets to offset future tax debt, the marital history in filing joint returns, any past history of tax problems with the other spouse, and the options for the unwilling spouse to be held harmless from any tax liability. 

Rebecca Tooman