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IRS Procedures - Name Changes & Social Security Number Matching Issues

  1. How can I correct the spelling of my name with the IRS?
  2. Do I need to change my maiden name to my married name on my Social Security card for us to file jointly?

Rev. date: 12/21/2012

How can I correct the spelling of my name with the IRS?

Note: Your name on any refund check you may receive will be spelled the way it appears on your tax return.

Rev. date: 12/21/2012

Do I need to change my maiden name to my married name on my Social Security card for us to file jointly?

No. You can still file “Married Filing Jointly” without changing your name with the Social Security Administration.