July 28, 2021

California among the 15 states with marriage penalties in their tax systems

“Here is one reason taxes are so high in California—we have a tax penalty for people who are married.

“Marriage penalties occur within income tax systems when the income brackets for married filers submitting joint returns are less than double the bracket widths applying to single taxpayers, according to the Tax Foundation. Such unequal tax treatments can cause additional financial pain for certain business owners who pay taxes on their business income through their individual income taxes, the analysis states.””

California among the 15 states with marriage penalties in their tax systems