Community property laws play a large role in the history of marriage in the US tax code.
This blog post gives a couple of examples of how taxes worked for married couples in 1920.
A brief history of marriage in the tax code: tax reform in 1917 brought about big changes, but not to the way most married couples filed tax returns … yet
The treatment of marriage in the tax code was different 100 years ago than it is now.
A look at what taxes were like in Year 1 of the U.S. income tax, and how it ties in to the filing statuses we have today.
Part 1 of an ongoing series about the history of marriage in the U.S. tax code.
Tax law treats married people differently from unmarried people, but why? To answer, we have to look at the history of marriage in the tax code.