Complicated living situation
Hi there, i hope someone can help! I'm a travelling nurse. I bought a house in Northern California February last year and stays in that house 10 days in a month then travel back to Southern California and live with my husband and children for 20 days in a rental house. I have 3 room mates in northern California who pays me check. My W2 reflects my address in NorCal and my husband's W2 shows Socal. I asked our accountant who told me that we can file married filing jointly using the address in Norcal and claim it as a primary residence. But how can i do that if my husband lives in a rented house and I have income from 3 renters? I am so confused. I dont want to make mistake and pay for the consequence. We can't use the house in Norcal as a second home because we are renting here in Socal and can't use it as a rental property because i live there too when i am there working. Any idea how to do it? Filing jointly or separately? My husband can claim the rented house because he works from home 100 percent but i dont know whats best for our situation. So complicated! Thanks so much for your help!