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Subject:  Re: Uncooperative, Signature Date:  3/29/2013  9:56 PM
Author:  foo1bar Number:  118207 of 123001

And with 1/2 of the income on two returns taxed with brackets that are 1/2 of the size of joint filing brackets, you end up with taxes that are roughly the same total on the two separate returns as they would be on a single joint return.

I live in CA, so community property state. I have run the MFS vs. MFJ scenario a few times on my own taxes (the software asks a