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Revisiting a History of Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 11

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

The tax reform of 1986 eliminated the marriage penalty at the lower income levels. The marriage penalty did still exist, but only at higher income levels.

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Revisiting a History of Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 10

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

The tax oddity that we now call the “marriage penalty” came about in 1971. Let’s look at some examples.

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Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 5: Examples of Taxes in 1920

By | March 30th, 2015|Categories: Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes|Tags: , |

This blog post gives a couple of examples of how taxes worked for married couples in 1920.

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Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 3: Big Changes in 1917

By | March 6th, 2015|Categories: Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes|Tags: , |

The treatment of marriage in the tax code was different 100 years ago than it is now.

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IRS Tax Tips for the Recently Married

By | August 31st, 2011|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

The IRS has 7 tax tips for the recently married.  From IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2011-20: Notify the Social Security Administration Report any name change to the Social Security Administration so your name and Social Security number will match when you file your next tax return. File a Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, [...]

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