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According to the IRS Tax Calculator, we should be claiming 0 deductions and witholding about another $500 a month from our gross pay to cover our tax bill next year. I have no reason to doubt the accuracy of the calculator, but it just comes as a shock to me, having always claimed 1 deduction, not withheld anything extra, and come out more or less even at the end of the year. Guess married life is different!

Best wishes on your upcoming marriage! And congratulations on considering the financial implications.

When VickiSpouse ran the numbers before we got married, the marriage penalty was high enough that I tried to talk him into just having the party and not making it legal. Taxes were one factor in me deciding to stay home with the kids.

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