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if you get married and do not change your last name will this have any effect on your income tax and social security?

  • Best Answer

    NO.  Your last name has NOTHING to do with your Social Security Number or your taxes....which are also linked to your Social Security Number.

    L 1 month ago 0 0
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  • NO.  Your last name has NOTHING to do with your Social Security Number or your taxes....which are also linked to your Social Security Number.

    L 1 month ago 0 0
  • Changing your name is IRRELEVANT.

    Getting married means your filing status is no longer single.

    STEVEN F 1 month ago 0 0
  • Your filing status will change on your income tax

    Judy 1 month ago 0 1
  • No it won't. No law says you have to change your name once married, but you are still married and applicable SS and tax laws apply as such.

    John Alden 1 month ago 1 0
  • Getting married has the same effect whether you change your name or not.

    Keeping your old last name has no effect.

    StephenWeinstein 1 month ago 1 0
  • No affect whatsoever...

    Casey Y 1 month ago 0 0
  • Not your SS. And not your income tax if you file separately.

    Elaine M 1 month ago 0 3
  • Any effect would be limited to being asked - possibly - for a copy of your marriage certificate. You might need to show it if you are claiming a SS benefit on your spouse's work record rather than your own. I went with my sister in law to the local SS office when she applied for SS survivor's benefit on her deceased husband's work record - which gave her more than collecting on her own SS retirement. They asked to see a copy of the marriage certificate as proof that they were married.

    Millions of people get married and start filing joint returns and they never hear a peep from the IRS. You would hear from them only if your returns were flagged for something and suspicion was raised that you were filing as married/joint when you were not not married.

    curtisports2 1 month ago 2 2
  • Nope, none at all.

    There is no legal requirement for spouses to have the same name. None of the rights & benefits of marriage under tax law, social security, or any other situation are based on sharing the same last name.

    Coffee Drinker 1 month ago 0 0
  • No, it won't.                                                .

    Mark 1 month ago 1 0