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August 2013

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Being Married!

By Tom Stemmy, CPA, CVA, EA, MMS


Tax advantage?


Maybe, maybe not!


Shifting Sand


The definition of legal marriage has changed and will change further as lawmakers stick their fingers in the pie.


And then there’s the long-standing contention that tax law discriminates against single individuals.


This article shows you how things stack up tax-wise today. The numbers show some surprising results.


Married, Filing Jointly


You hear it all the time. Lawmakers allow married people to use the most-favored tax-rate table: the highly touted Table 1, Married Individuals Filing Joint Returns.1


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