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Subject:  Re: Marriage Date:  12/15/1998  10:01 AM
Author:  TMFTaxes Number:  7213 of 128041

[[What do you mean by this? Change it up or down? I got married last year, and 197 was the first
time either of us had ever had to pay a dime in taxes!!! How frustrating!!! What do you normally
suggest regarding withholding?]]

I won't speak for "jessholl" in her interpretation, but I would guess that the W-4s would be reduced.

Because of the marriage penalty, two working spouses will generally pay more in taxes than two single people in the same situation.

You can read more about the marriage penalty in my series of posts on that issue in the Taxes FAQ area (archives section). You might want to check it out for some additional reading.

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