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Revisiting a History of Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 12

By | January 17th, 2018|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: |

Let’s look at things that could be considered “hidden” marriage penalties.

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2017

By | December 27th, 2017|Categories: From the Archives, Potpourri of Tax Topics|

It's time to look back at the most-popular posts on this site in 2017.

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Revisiting a History of Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 11

By | December 20th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

The tax reform of 1986 eliminated the marriage penalty at the lower income levels. The marriage penalty did still exist, but only at higher income levels.

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What Tax Benefits Does Form 8332 Give?

By | December 13th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , |

With a Form 8332, the non-custodial parent can claim the dependency exemption for the child and also claim the child tax credit.

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Revisiting a History of Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 10

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

The tax oddity that we now call the “marriage penalty” came about in 1971. Let’s look at some examples.

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