Marriage penalty

Filed under:General — eric @ 2:11 am

My W-2 tax forms came in today. Based on a quick calculation using forms downloaded from the IRS web site, the government thinks it can charge me an extra $700 because I got married at the end of October, rather than, say, getting married on the first of January. I guess this is the “marriage penalty” I kept hearing so much about.

$700 could have gone a long way on the farm, too.


  1. Oops! Math error!

    It’s actually $800.

    Comment by eric — 1/16/2002 @ 2:57 am

  2. You know if I had *earned* $800, then you would have my sympathy. But, I guess I can pretend since this is the last semester for me even if I can’t finish (Dave Johnson and I decided). It must be some kinda record that my masters degree will take longer than my undergrad degree. lol

    Comment by satan — 1/17/2002 @ 1:23 am

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