Community property laws factored heavily into the creation of filing statuses in the U.S. Tax Code.
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com Back in 2014 and into 2015, I posted a multi-part series of posts about the history of marriage in the tax code. In 2016 I was asked to condense that series into a CPE presentation. Here are excerpts from that presentation. This series of posts will cover a lot of [...]
In Part 3 of this series, we explore why joint tax returns were so common even after major tax-law changes in 1917.
Unlike with federal tax returns, taxpayers can indeed amend an Iowa return to separate filing status after filing the original Iowa return jointly.