View Full Version : what does marriage mean in terms of taxes

05-02-2004, 03:37 PM
are there some special tax breaks you get if you are married, or do you have to also have kids to get the tax breaks. what else do you get when you are married. please refrain from the wiseass remarks on this one.

05-02-2004, 04:38 PM
Yes, you get tax breaks, and additional ones for having kids.

05-02-2004, 08:20 PM
im not sure about this....but i think when you are single you can earn up to $4000 (in the USA) and not have to pay taxes on it, and when you get married (no children) that goes up to $10000.

05-02-2004, 08:38 PM
congratulations on considering marriage.

05-02-2004, 10:14 PM
i can slap really, really hard you know.


05-02-2004, 11:01 PM
If you marry someone who doesnt work (ie. you support them) you get an even better tax break.

05-03-2004, 08:05 AM
what are the laws in the US concerning people from say the middle east who have four wives, can they maintain their marriages and get even bigger tax breaks?

05-03-2004, 06:20 PM
Somehow I doubt it...Isn't it illegal to have more than one wife here anyways?

Zach L.
05-03-2004, 07:08 PM
Isn't it illegal to have more than one wife here anyways?

Probably, but that is ridiculous. The government has no business in people's private lives.

*edit* Adding some context to my rant.

05-03-2004, 07:21 PM
Heh, which reply were you referring to?

Zach L.
05-03-2004, 07:35 PM
The one right above. :)

05-03-2004, 07:39 PM
I just had to be sure. It seemed to make just as much sense if it was referring the one just above mine ;)