Tax Policy Center

marriage penalty

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Just two weeks ago, I discussed potential tax issues a same-sex married couple could face if they live in a state that doesn’t recognize their...
August 30, 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
Any day now, the Supreme Court will rule on whether same-sex married couples have the right to file joint federal tax returns. But Yale tax...
June 11, 2013Howard Gleckman
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