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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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Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 11: Meet the “Single Penalty”

By | June 24th, 2015|Categories: Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes|Tags: , , , |

In the history of marriage in the tax code, reforms in 1948 eliminated disparity between married couples in common-law vs. community property states, but opened up new inequalities, this time between married and single people.

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