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.
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.
The marriage penalty came about in 1971 and got worse in the next 10+ years.
This blog post shows examples of the marriage penalty, which came about in 1971.