Now let’s look at what the IRS and the courts had to say about the issue of filing separate tax returns and community property law in the 1920s.
Community property laws factored heavily into the creation of filing statuses in the U.S. Tax Code.
1920s court battles play a key role in the history of marriage in the tax code.
Community property laws play a large role in the history of marriage in the US tax code.
The term community property refers to property laws that apply to married couples in certain states. Those states are: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Married couples in those states who choose to file separate federal tax returns must apply community property laws to their tax returns, which means splitting many items of [...]