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What do the different State Filing Status options mean?

During the onboarding process, you may find that while importing State Filing Statuses that some of the abbreviations are unfamiliar. You can refer to the table below to find the appropriate statuses corresponding to each abbreviation.

Abbreviation Meaning Also Known As State Specificity





  • Single; Married, but legally separated (IA)
  • Single; Married, but legally separated; or Spouse is a nonresident alien (MN)








Married Filing Jointly

  • Married Dual Income (CA)
  • Married/domestic partners Filing Jointly (DC)
  • Married Filing Joint, both spouses working (GA)
  • Married (IA, LA, ME, MN, MO, NY, VT, WI)
  • Joint (KS)
  • Married/Civil Union Couple Joint (NJ)
  • Married or Qualifying Widow(er) (NC) 








Married Filing Separately

  • Married One Income (CA)
  • Married, but withhold at higher Single rate (HI)
  • Married, but withhold at Single rate (MD, MN, WI)
  • Married, but witholding at higher single rate (MS, NY)
  • Married, but withhold at the higher Single rate (VT)




Head of Household

  • Head of Family (AL, MS)
  • Married (surviving spouse or unmarried Head of Household) Rate (MD)




Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child

  • Qualifying Widow(er)/Surviving Civil Union Partner (NJ)



Married Filing Separately on Same


  • Married/domestic partners filing separately on same return (DC)


District of Columbia

JN Married Filing Joint, one spouse working  


E No exemptions or dependents claimed   Louisiana
CU Civil Union   Vermont
CUS Civil Union, but withhold at the higher Single Rate   Vermont
CD Certified Disabled Person   Hawaii
NMS Nonresident Military Spouse   Hawaii
MSE Married, Spouse Employed   Mississippi
MSN Married, Spouse Not Employed   Mississippi
0 No Personal Exemption   Alabama