It is not unusual for your tax status to change after a major life event like marriage, divorce, and death of a spouse. Are you 100% sure you have chosen correctly among the tax filing status options? Now is a good time to double check in order to be sure you pay the correct tax amounts.
For some people using the right filing status could also help determine if you are required to file a tax return at all. Keep in mind that whatever your marital status is on Dec. 31 is the status you will utilize for the entire year.
There are also times when you may be eligible for more than one filing status. In that case, you will want to select the status that allows you to pay the least amount of taxes.
While your tax filing status may not seem like a big deal, it really is. Check with your CPA or a qualified tax advisor to confirm that the option that you pick will make your life the most Financially Simple™.