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Getting Married
Just got married? How will it affect your taxes? You'll have to choose a tax filing status, adjust your withholdings, and coordinate tax-favored benefits at work. Read more…

7 Tax Advantages of Getting Married
Marriage can help reduce the tax burden for married couples who file jointly. Depending on the incomes, so-called marriage "penalties" can be avoided. If the taxpaying spouses have substantially different salaries, the lower one can pull the higher one down into a lower bracket, reducing their overall taxes. Read more…

Video: Single Tax Withholding vs. Married Filing Jointly
Are you recently married? There are some important things you should know about filing jointly. Watch this video to learn more. Read more…

Video: Can an Unmarried Couple File Jointly?
If you are recently divorced or plan to be married soon, you should watch this video to find out what filing status you are eligible for. Read more…

Should You and Your Spouse File Taxes Jointly or Separately?
Married couples have the option to file jointly or separately on their federal income tax returns. The IRS strongly encourages most couples to file joint tax returns by extending several tax breaks to those who file together. In the vast majority of cases, it's best for married couples to file jointly, but there may be a few instances when it's better to submit separate returns. Read more…


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