If you're thinking of eloping over the holidays, you may want to consider the tax consequences of ending 2001 as a couple (romantic, isn't it). Although some accountants will tell you that the IRS doesn't keep track of your exact marriage date, technically you are required to file a joint return for this year. For some couples, particularly those with big differences in their income, filing jointly can be advantageous. If a husband and wife each make a lot of money, however, they are apt to pay more in taxes than they would on their own. If both people make 300,000, they'll pay more than 18,000 in taxes by filing jointly, ... That's about the cost of the wedding.
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