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Should my spouse and I file jointly or separately?

Our personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary answered your questions on filing joint or separate returns, tax filing extensions, and more.

Personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary has the answers to your questions about filing taxes. (The Washington Post)
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With just over a month to go before the filing deadline, taxpayers may still have some confusion around the electric-vehicle tax credit, gig income reporting and finding in-person help.

Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary answered your tax questions on March 17 from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern. She was joined by Eric Bronnenkant, head of tax at Betterment, a digital investment advisory firm. He has also had stints with Ernst & Young and Fidelity Investments. This was the second live chat they have hosted on taxes this year. During February’s tax chat, many readers had questions concerning 1099s and RMDs.

This week’s live chat is over, but you can read a transcript of the discussion below.

For more personal finance advice, see Michelle Singletary’s Money Milestones, which offers guidance for every stage of life. You can also submit questions for her column by emailing

Rivan Stinson, assistant editor personal finance, produced this Q&A.

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