If your filing status is married filing separately, to access the Q&A screen in the TaxAct® program to answer the question regarding if you lived with your spouse during the year:
- From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal.
- Click Basic Information to expand the category and then click Filing Status
- Click Continue and if the status selected was Married filing separately then on the next screen you will see a check box that can be checked or unchecked, as appropriate, Check here if you lived apart from your spouse the entire year