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Divorce and Income Taxes

This tax season, some newly-divorced couples are finding it harder to adjust, especially since a lot of changes have to be made with their tax filings.

According to New York certified public accountant Charles Stein, a person filing taxes should file them as a single person during the year when he/she got divorced, “to make sure that your Social Security number isn’t appearing with your ex-spouses’, and that you kept your records separately.”

The United States Internal Revenue Service said that legal fees paid for tax advice in relation with a divorce can be deducted in the tax filing. However, one cannot deduct legal fees and court costs after a marital breakup.

At Marshall & Taylor PLLC, our Raleigh divorce lawyers know how much is at stake in all aspects of your life when you pursue a divorce, and we’re here to help make the entire process as quick and easy as possible. Speak with a member of our legal team today by calling our offices at (919) 833-1040 today.