Marriage License

Today TaxMama hears from Jerry in California who asks, “Do you need to attach a marriage license when filing a joint federal or state tax return?”

Dear Jerry,

What an unusual question!

You must be a newlywed. Congratulations!

No, there is no need to attach a copy of your marriage license.
IRS will believe you.

Why?

Because when you sign your tax return, you swear you are telling the truth.

However, if IRS has any reason to examine or question your return, it’s a good idea to have a copy of your license handy.

And remember, you can find answers to all kinds of questions about marriage and other tax issues, free. Where? Where else? At TaxMama.com

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