A divorce changes many things about your life, including your taxes. Whether you find yourself at the beginning, middle or end of your divorce process, it may help to gain an understanding of how being single again can affect the filing of your taxes.
The first thing you need to know involves your filing status as of Dec. 31. If you finalize your divorce by that date, or even on that date, you do not have to file as married for that tax year. Conversely, if your divorce remains in progress as of Dec. 31, you must still file as married.