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Do We Tie the Knot or Not?

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CPE Credits
Advanced Preparation
Course Level
Knowledge of Tax Law
Paul La Monaca CPA, MST
Course Description

This course is a “suggested”, but not required, follow up course to NSTP’s “Love and Taxes and the Issues of Filing a Joint Return”. This course reviews the issues of the “marriage penalty” and the “marriage bonus” derived from two separate taxpayers who may be thinking about being married and filing a joint return. The course discusses different provisions in the Internal Revenue Code which impact a couple who may or may not get married because of their joint tax liabilities. The course illustrates several examples which impact the net tax due for two unmarried taxpayers vs. a married couple who file a joint return.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants will have a better understanding of the “marriage penalty” and “marriage bonus” as a result of a couple who marries vs. not marrying because of taxes. The Tax Professional will be better equipped to explain the benefits and burdens of a couple who wed. vs “not tying the knot” for federal income tax reasons. Participants will be alerted to different tax issues in the examples that are illustrated for various provisions in the Internal Revenue Code.


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  • Once your registration confirmation is emailed, due to the proprietary materials and content of orders are NOT ELIGIBLE for refund, cancellation, or transfer to another NSTP course.
  • materials and presentations are intended to stimulate thought and discussion and to provide attendees useful ideas and guidance in the areas of federal taxation and administration. These materials as well as the comments of the instructors do not constitute and should not be treated as tax advice regarding the use of any tax procedure, tax planning technique, device or suggestion, or any of the tax consequences associated with them.
  • Although the NSTP has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the materials and the seminar presentation, neither the author, the presenter nor the National Society of Tax Professionals assumes any responsibility for any individual’s reliance on the written or oral information presented during the presentation. Each attendee should verify independently all statements made in the materials, and during the seminar presentation, before applying them to a particular fact pattern and should determine independently the tax and other consequences of using any device, technique, or suggestion before recommending the same to a client or implementing the same on behalf of a client, or on the attendee’s own behalf.
  • materials & presentations are fully protected under copyright law. Any attempt to copy for resale, distribution, or use other than personal use for tax preparation will be fully prosecuted of the law.
Testing Policy
  • require a test for CPE. 3 attempts are allowed.
  • You have 1 (one) year from date of purchase to complete the course by taking the test.
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