If you or someone you know is getting married this year, they should include tax planning on their wedding preparation checklist. Here are some tax tips to remember before you tie the knot:
• Check your withholding, and if you’re going to change your filing status (for example, going from single to married filing jointly or married filing separately), you’ll need to complete a new W-4 and Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate.
• If you’re changing your name after you get married, you need to report your new name to the Social Security Administration. The name on your tax return must match the name on file at the SSA.
• If you’re moving, make sure to fill out a Form 8822, Change of Address
This wedding season, love is in the air. Knowing these tax tips will help you or someone you know successfully include the IRS in all the fun.
* This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.
Tip adapted from IRS.gov