Joint Tax Return
Tax season, for many people, can be a confusing time and many people need assistance filing their taxes. If you have questions about joint tax return filing while going through a divorce, here is what you need to know.
Filing a Joint Tax Return the Same Year You Were Divorced
As an experienced Buffalo Divorce Attorney, people are always concerned about how to address taxes during the years or year that they’re obtaining a divorce. It can be confusing. To answer this question, you really need the advice of an attorney and also an accountant. You should check with your accountant to determine what’s going to be the best resolution for you in terms of whether it be a joint tax return filing or a separate filing. A number of factors come into play to determine that answer, and your accountant is best able to answer that question for you.
In terms of how it’s resolved through your divorce is going to be up to your attorney, and it depends upon whether or not the parties can agree as to how the parties are going to file in that year. Perhaps, the court is going to order either a joint tax return filing or a separate filing depending upon the determination. There are other issues to consider in terms of who’s going to claim the children, who’s going to be head of household, and some other determination in terms of dependencies and exemptions that need to be addressed. All of those issues will be addressed by both your accountant and your attorney.
Buffalo Divorce Attorney John M. Dudziak understands that clients who seek out his help are going through some of the most difficult times of their lives and is dedicated to providing clients with high quality legal representation.
If you need dependable representation for your divorce case, please contact our Buffalo office today to schedule a free consultation.