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Author: irasmilo Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121481  
Subject: Re: Newlyweds' First Tax Return Date: 1/26/2005 1:18 PM
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My wife and I were married in the summer of this year. She completed the necessaery name change paperwork with the social security office, but some of our year end documents have her maiden name on them. We renewed her vehicle registration in March before the marriage, so the registration has her maiden name on it. Also, she changed jobs in March, prior to the wedding, so the W-2 from the first employer has her maiden name on it. Do we need to include a copy of our marriage license or anything so that the IRS can verify her maiden and current last name belong to the same person?

The only thing you must do is make sure that the name that your wife uses on her(your) tax return matches the name on file with the SSA. Don't include anything with your tax return that the IRS hasn't asked for. Mismatches on 1099s, W2s, etc. won't be a major problem.

Ira
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