If I go to the Social Security Administration office to change my
name, how long does it take the IRS to update its records?
IRS records are generally updated 10 days after the records at the Social
Security Administration are changed.
Do I need to change my maiden name to my married name on my social
security card for us to file jointly?
You can still file Married Filing Jointly without changing your name with
the Social Security Administration. However, you do need to show your maiden
name on the tax return instead of your married name.
I got married and I have not changed the name on my social security
card to my married name. My Form W-2 is in my married name but my tax forms
came in my maiden name. Should I file with my maiden name or married name?
It is important that the name the Social Security Administration (SSA)
has in its system for your social security number agrees with the name on
your tax return. You have a choice. You can file with your maiden name and
contact the Social Security Administration after
you file your return. Or, if you have enough time before the due date of your
return, you can contact the Social Security Administration and have your records
changed. Please wait 10 days to file your tax return.
To change the name shown on your social security card, you need to complete Form SS-5, Application for
a Social Security Card. You can obtain Form SS-5 by calling SSA at 1-800-772-1213 or visiting your local SSA office.
Note: Form SS-5 is filed
The Social Security Administration will issue you a new security card reflecting
your married name and automatically send an update to us.
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