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Should my name in IRS be the same as my legal name in my other documents?

 
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Should my name in IRS be the same as my legal name in my other documents?

Use the name that matches your current Social Security card.

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Should my name in IRS be the same as my legal name in my other documents?

As far as the IRS is concerned, your legal name is the one on your most recently issued social security card. So if you are female and recently married, your name remains your maiden name until you update your records with your local social security office.