What Is Head of Household Filing?

Of the various filing status options offered by the IRS, head of household is considered the most advantageous. Numerous rules apply to qualify, but if you do, it will mean a higher standard deduction and wider tax brackets compared to single filing status. Here's...

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What Is the Marriage Penalty?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affected a variety of calculations, and the tax liability differences between married and single taxpayers is a complex story. As the Tax Foundation notes: "One unintended feature of the United States' income tax system is that the combined...

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