Married Filing Joint Return
If you are married and filing a joint return, check box 4.
You may file a joint return if you were married as of December 31, 2021. It does not matter whether or not you were living with your spouse. You may file a joint return, even if you and your spouse filed separate federal returns.
Head of Household Return
If you are filing as a head of household, check box 5. Enter the name of the qualifying child or dependent in the space provided.
You may file as head of household on your Arizona return, only if one of the following applies:
• You qualify to file as head of household on your federal return.
• You qualify to file as a qualifying widow or widower on your federal return.
Married Filing Separate Return
If you are filing a separate return, check box 6 and enter your spouse's name and SSN. If you were married as of December 31, 2021, you may choose to file a separate return. You may file a separate return, even if you and your spouse filed a joint federal return.
Arizona is a community property state. If you file a separate return, you must figure how much income to report using community property laws. Under these laws, a separate return must reflect one-half of the community income from all sources plus any separate income.
If you are filing as single, check box 7.
Use this filing status if you were single on December 31, 2021.
You are single if any of the following apply to you:
• You have never been married.
• You are legally separated under a decree of divorce or of separate maintenance.
• You were widowed before January 1, 2021, and you did not remarry in 2021, and you do not qualify to file as a qualifying widow or widower with dependent children on your federal return.