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Revisiting a History of Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 5

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

Community property laws factored heavily into the creation of filing statuses in the U.S. Tax Code.

Revisiting a History of Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 4

By | August 31st, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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Revisiting a History of Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 2

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

In the beginning, in 1913, there were no filing statuses. There was just one tax bracket that applied to all taxpayers.

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Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 14: The Marriage Penalty Gets Worse Through the 1970s

By | July 28th, 2015|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics, Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes|Tags: , , , |

The marriage penalty came about in 1971 and got worse in the next 10+ years.

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Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 13: Examples of the Marriage Penalty in the Early 1970s

By | July 16th, 2015|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics, Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes|Tags: , , , |

This blog post shows examples of the marriage penalty, which came about in 1971.

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