How will marriage affect your taxes?
You may have heard of the so-called “marriage penalty,” where you pay more tax as a married couple than if you’d each remained single. But only some people are affected—and some couples may even pay less tax. Here’s how the rules break down for a few sample couples.
Note: The tax information provided here was applicable for prior taxable years and may not be accurate for 2018 or later. Information has not yet been updated to reflect changes resulting from recent tax reform.