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Weddings bring tax changes

Published July 15. 2014 4:00AM

Taxes may not be high on your summer wedding plan checklist. But you should be aware of the tax issues that come along with marriage. Here are some basic tips:

Name change. The names and Social Security numbers on your tax return must match your Social Security Administration records. If you change your name, report it to the SSA. To do that, file Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. You can get the form on SSA.gov, by calling 800-772-1213 or from your local SSA office.

Change tax withholding. A change in your marital status means you must give your employer a new Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate

Address change. Let the IRS know if your address changes. To do that, file Form 8822, Change of Address, with the IRS.

Tax filing status. If you're married as of Dec. 31, that's your marital status for the whole year for tax purposes.

For more information, visit IRS.gov. You can also get IRS forms and publications on IRS.gov or by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676).

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