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Basics of Taxes, Part 3: Filing Status and Tax Credits

By | May 9th, 2016|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , |

In this part, we’ll talk more about the mechanics of filing your tax return. This includes things such as choosing a filing status and deciding which form to use.

Married Filing Separately is Not the Same as Filing as Single

By | April 5th, 2016|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

A common misconception I run into is the assumption among married couples that, if they file separately, it’s the same as filing as two single people. This is not the case.

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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Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 12: Meet the Marriage Penalty

By | July 6th, 2015|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics, Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes|Tags: , , , |

The marriage penalty came about in 1971.

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