West Yarmouth, MA asked in Divorce and Tax Law for Massachusetts

Q: Divorce is final on 3/28 in Ma. We filed married but separate on taxes last year. Does that change my tax info for 2023?

My ex and i were married, in massachusetts, for five years. 2022 we decided to file our taxes "married filing separate." With the divorce final on 3/28/2023, would i still have to give my ex half my tax return? Does the divorce mean i should consult a tax specialist to file my taxes for me?

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Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
  • Woburn, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: The method of filing and the disposition of refunds or monies owed to tax authorities is usually dealt with in the body of the Separation Agreement. You should review the document preferably with the attorney who represented you on this issue.

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