Q: My divorce was final in December 2007. How should I file my taxes? Can I file as single now or do my ex and I have to do one last joint return since we were married for the majority of 2007?
Answer from AICPA member Lisa R. Featherngill: Your filing status is determined on the last day of the year.
Thus, you can file single for 2007. If you have children, one of you may consider filing head-of-household to lower your tax rate.
For more information: What is your Filing status?
From USA Today.