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Connecticut Filing Status

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Connecticut Filing Status

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Check the appropriate box to indicate your filing status. You may check only one box. Except as otherwise noted, any reference in these instructions to a spouse also refers to a party to a civil union recognized under Connecticut law (civil union partners).

Generally, your filing status for Connecticut income tax purposes must match your federal income tax filing status for the year except as otherwise noted.

Civil union partners or spouses in a marriage recognized under Public Act 2009-13 must use filing jointly for Connecticut only or filing separately for Connecticut only. They may not use single or, if applicable, head of household (although this will be their filing status for federal income tax purposes).

Filing Jointly for Federal and Connecticut: This is your Connecticut income tax filing status if your filing status for federal income tax purposes is married filing jointly except as noted below.
 - If you are a resident or nonresident of Connecticut and your spouse is a part-year resident of Connecticut, filing separately for Connecticut only is your Connecticut income tax filing status.
 - If you are both part-year residents of Connecticut but do not have the same period of residency, filing separately for Connecticut only is your Connecticut income tax filing status.
 - If you are both part-year residents of Connecticut and have the same period of residency, filing jointly for federal and Connecticut is your Connecticut income tax filing status.
 - If you are a resident of Connecticut and your spouse is a nonresident of Connecticut, filing separately for Connecticut only is your Connecticut income tax filing status unless you both elect to be treated as residents of Connecticut for the entire     taxable year and to file a joint Connecticut income tax return. If an election is made, filing jointly for federal and Connecticut is your Connecticut income tax filing status.
  - If you are both nonresidents of Connecticut and only one of you has income derived from or connected with sources within Connecticut, only that spouse is required to file a Connecticut income tax return and that spouseÆs Connecticut income tax filing status is filing separately for Connecticut only unless you both elect to file a joint Connecticut income tax return. If an election is made, filing jointly for federal and Connecticut is your Connecticut income tax filing status.

Filing Jointly for Connecticut Only: This is your Connecticut income tax filing status if you are parties to a civil union recognized under Connecticut law or if you are in a marriage recognized under Public Act 2009-13 and have elected to file a joint Connecticut income tax return except as noted below:
  - If you are a resident or nonresident of Connecticut and your spouse is a part-year resident of Connecticut, filing separately for Connecticut only is your Connecticut income tax filing status.
  - If you are both part-year residents of Connecticut but do not have the same period of residency, filing separately for Connecticut only is your Connecticut income tax filing status.

If you are both part-year residents of Connecticut and have the same period of residency, you may choose filing jointly for Connecticut only or filing separately for Connecticut only as your Connecticut income tax filing status.
  - If you are a resident of Connecticut and your spouse is a nonresident of Connecticut, filing separately for Connecticut only is your Connecticut income tax filing status unless you both elect to be treated as residents of Connecticut for the entire taxable year and to file a joint Connecticut income tax return. If an election is made, filing jointly for Connecticut only is your Connecticut income tax filing status.
  - If you are both nonresidents of Connecticut and only one of you has income derived from or connected with sources within Connecticut, only that spouse is required to file a Connecti


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