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I moved from georgia to texas in march 2007, in the summer ...

I moved from georgia to...
I moved from georgia to texas in march 2007, in the summer i changed my last name. My husband and I filled jointly in texas under my new last name. I am trying to file my georgia state tax and i have 2 questions. 1. if my w-2 is in my maiden name which name do I put on the GA state tax return? 2. do I file single or joint? my husband never lived in GA in 2007 and our federal return is filled jointly.
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Greetings,

For income tax filing it is best to always use the name that is currently on record with the Social Security Administration (regardless of what the W-2 or other document may have)

You may file in Georgia as a part year resident and either married filing joint or married filing separately. From page 9 of the Form IT-511 Individual Income Tax Instruction Booklet: A married part-year resident or nonresident with income earned in Georgia whose spouse is a nonresident with no Georgia source income may file either a separate return claiming himself/herself only, or a joint return claiming total allowable deductions. If one spouse is a resident and one is a part-year resident or nonresident, enter 3 in the residency status box and complete Form 500, Schedule 3 to calculate Georgia taxable income.

See Form 500 Individual Income Tax Return (Fill in on-line, print and mail)

I hope this helps.

Best wishes and congratulations on your marriage!

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