Q: Our MA divorce court date was 11-30. Can we file taxes as single?
One lawyer says that due to the nisi period, we have to file married or married/separately. The other and my ex's tax guy says we file single. Which is correct?
Your marital Status is determined as of year end. If you're divorce was finalized by the issuance of a decree on 11.30.19 you would file Single for the year assuming no dependents and you did not remarry prior to the end of the year (yes, I've seen it).
Don't take tax advice from a lawyer without an LLM in tax or a CPA without an MTX.
Best of luck in your future endeavors.
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