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Should government start adopting measures to encourage people to get married?

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There was a recent thread on the tax board about high income earners thinking about divorce because of the marriage tax penalty.

On the other end of the income scale there are programs and tax benefits to being a single parent.

One of my ex-coworkers has been with her partner for over twenty years. They have 2 great kids. The tax penalty if they marry has been a major issue. IIRC they both claim 1 child and head of household, both are eligible for EIC.



Jean
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