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marriage bonus

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Just in time for this year’s tax filing season (but a bit late for St. Valentine’s Day), the Tax Policy Center has updated its marriage...
February 21, 2014Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Last week’s IRS ruling on same-sex marriages received a lot of attention. Going forward, a same-sex married couple must file federal income tax returns as...
September 5, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It’s been less than two months since the Supreme Court ruled part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and the fallout has only...
August 15, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Same-sex couples are cheering the Supreme Court’s striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), but the tax consequences are more of a mixed bag...
June 26, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The annual income tax season is no fun for any of us but it can be a lot worse for same-sex couples in California, Nevada,...
March 26, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was not primarily a tax law but it certainly affects the federal taxes that same-sex couples pay. In...
March 25, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Our new Marriage Bonus and Penalty calculator , despite all its Valentine’s Day finery, ignores the new 0.9 percent Medicare payroll tax hike buried in...
February 15, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Love is blind, says the adage, and that can be a good thing when it comes to taxes. That’s because married couples often pay a...
February 13, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The federal income tax is not neutral when it comes to marriage. Get married and you and your spouse may pay less to Uncle Sam...
August 21, 2012Roberton C. Williams