What's the sense in the marriage tax penalty?
March 23, 2013 10:49 AM Subscribe
Can anyone explain the politics behind the marriage tax penalty?
posted by drpynchon to law & government (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
As a professional who makes good money with a long-term significant other in the same boat, I came to realize that under the current tax system we might stand to lose over $250k over our careers in federal income taxes if we got married as compared to filing single. I'm all for progressive taxation, but am having a hard time making sense of this marriage penalty. What is the political argument in favor of this?