[FoRK] Why is married filing separately even a thing? (in the US)
Joseph S. Barrera III
joe at barrera.org
Sun Feb 9 13:42:48 PST 2014
On 2/9/2014 1:21 PM, Owen Byrne wrote:
> They can't?
If a couple is married and files separately, they are (usually) taxed
more than if they were unmarried and file separately.
Each year I look at how much more my fiancee and I would pay in taxes if
we were married, and it's always several thousand dollars more.
(Offsetting that, our combined health insurance costs would be several
thousand dollars less.)
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