Changing filing status from MFS to MFJ

My husband and I filed MFS and received a refund for 2014. We now want to change our filing status to MFJ. Do I send in a 1040X or just file a joint return that would supersede the original returns since it's before the deadline?

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I have done this several times recently both before the due date and a year or two after. I handled these the same way.
I amend the primary taxpayer's return, reason: Amending fom MFS to MFJ.
1st column is original primary taxapyer's figures and last column is MFJ amounts. Fortunately the software allows me to snapshot the primary TP return and the add the secondary TP information, and out pops a 1040X.
I have not yet had a case where I thought a 1040 informational copy was needed. Attach only changed forms and schedules but not the 1040 itself.
I let IRS bear the burden of amending the secondary TPs return.
Never had any objections.
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ArtKamlet at a o l dot c o m Columbus OH K2PZH

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