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LEGALLY, - If you get married and do not change your name, do you still have to file taxes as "married?"?

I just got married, and I dont feel like changing my name. Too much paperwork seriously, and I am already established. So is my husband. HE makes a lot of money though, and every year, he owes instead of breaking even or getting a return. I have a daughter, and I always get a return.

A friend of mine told me that she has not changed her name because She does not want to do anything joint together with him. They have separate investments and what not - but they share everything - just like us.


So I am just curious...if the only thing that shows youre legally married is the certificate, can you still live separate lives legally? When I thought about this, I realized that thousands of illegal immigrants marry for citizenship, and totally don't even talk to each other - or file taxes together for that matter. So what is the legal deal?

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Below is the recommendation and reference answer for question "LEGALLY, - If you get married and do not change your name, do you still have to file taxes as "married?"?" It was collected and sorted by the editor of this site but not sure the answer is entirely accurate.

you can submit your joint tax return with the name that coincides with the name on your ss card, if you have not changed your name with ss, enter that name
as joint you shall claim your child and may possibly be advantageous regarding his portion of the taxes, he is astute in not having too much withheld to have to wait to claim the overage on a tax return
your refund is likely due in part to the eic you get which with your combined income shall probably no longer exist
but yeah, when you marry your choice is joint or separate

if you're married you have to file taxes as married... end of story...

yeah, you can file your taxes separately...
some woman do not take their husbands last name, even
though they are married...

you can submit your joint tax return with the name that coincides with the name on your ss card, if you have not changed your name with ss, enter that name
as joint you shall claim your child and may possibly be advantageous regarding his portion of the taxes, he is astute in not having too much withheld to have to wait to claim the overage on a tax return
your refund is likely due in part to the eic you get which with your combined income shall probably no longer exist
but yeah, when you marry your choice is joint or separate

you still have to file as married... you don't have to do it together... you can do it separately, but as "married filing separately"...

you can submit your joint tax return with the name that coincides with the name on your ss card, if you have not changed your name with ss, enter that name
as joint you shall claim your child and may possibly be advantageous regarding his portion of the taxes, he is astute in not having too much withheld to have to wait to claim the overage on a tax return
your refund is likely due in part to the eic you get which with your combined income shall probably no longer exist
but yeah, when you marry your choice is joint or separate

what you decide to call yourself after marriage is immaterial... the fact is you are now married and must file taxes as a married person

if you're married you have to file taxes as married... end of story...

you can submit your joint tax return with the name that coincides with the name on your ss card, if you have not changed your name with ss, enter that name
as joint you shall claim your child and may possibly be advantageous regarding his portion of the taxes, he is astute in not having too much withheld to have to wait to claim the overage on a tax return
your refund is likely due in part to the eic you get which with your combined income shall probably no longer exist
but yeah, when you marry your choice is joint or separate

yeah, you can file your taxes separately...
some woman do not take their husbands last name, even
though they are married...