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Mr Smith marries a Mrs Jones and decide to keep a dual last name

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My State is Georgia : my question is when sending them a Christmas card is it addressed Mr & Mrs Smith or Mr & Mrs Smith-Jones? seconmdly

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When filing income tax what name is used?

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If they are going by the name "Smith-Jones", then the cards should be addressed as the couple prefers, "Mr and Mrs. ____________ Smith-Jones"

Likewise, they would each need to file an SS-5 form to change the name on the social security card. The marriage evidence would be submitted with the form to change the names (each spouse would need to file).

Once that is filed, they can file taxes as Smith-Jones.

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