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The whole notion of marriage (or divorce) for tax purposes only isn't even that new.

In a 1966 Comedy, "Dear Deductible", Peter Falk and Janet Leigh tried it, at the suggestion of their accountant and matchmaker, Norman Fell.

He had written a blockbuster song or book; she had a ranch that was bleeding money all over the place. A short-term marriage followed by a divorce right after New Year's, for which they could still file a joint return, seemed to be in order.

In a condescension to romance, the grand plot didn't quite work out as planned.

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