FILING STATUS CHANGE

Is IRS changing Filing Status options on 1040's? Not Married vs. single and/.or surviving spouse from Qualifying widow(er) ? tks all.
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On 6/28/2014 8:37 AM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

I am not aware of any forthcoming change in tax forms for filing status. The IRS has been using the same wording for over 20 years. And yes, the wording on the forms for "Single" and "Qualifying Widow(er) with dependent child" do not match the wording in the actual tax code. The form instructions for who is eligible to use Single or QW matches the tax code. See IRC Sections 1 and 2.
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On 2014-06-29 15:55, Alan wrote:

In almost all regards, I agree with Alan. However, for purposes of the ACA premium credit, a tax research service
http://www.thetaxbook.com/index.asp
indicates a slight variation for 2014 (most likely not related to OP's original question).
"[...] the IRS has ruled that for calendar year 2014, a married taxpayer will satisfy the joint filing requirement for purposes of the premium tax credit if the taxpayer files a 2014 tax return using Married Filing Separate status if the taxpayer: • Is living apart from the individual’s spouse at the time the taxpayer files his or her tax return, • Is unable to file a joint return because the taxpayer is a victim of domestic abuse, and • Indicates on his or her 2014 income tax return that the taxpayer meets the criteria under the above two points."
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