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Course Description

One unintended feature of the United States’ income tax system is that the combined tax liability of a married couple may be higher or lower than their combined tax burden if they had remained single. This is called the marriage penalty or marriage bonus. This program will trace how the U.S. Tax Code has dealt with marriage, from the inception of the income tax through today. Tax professionals know about filing statuses and the marriage penalty. This course traces the history of how those came to be, from the start of the tax code in 1913. We will also look at issues with how there are times when two unmarried people are in a better tax position than two married people.

This webinar will cover :

  • How filing statuses came about
  • Marriage in the Tax Code in 1913
  • Court cases in the 1920s involving community property and marriages
  • How taxes worked in the early days of the tax code
  • Why there's a "marriage penalty" 

Marriage penalties and bonuses have a significant impact on the combined tax burden of couples. Marriage penalties affect taxpayers at very high and very low incomes, and marriage bonuses affect many middle-income couples with disparate incomes. We would also talk about why it is better for two people to remain unmarried rather than married.

Learning objectives

  • To learn how filing statuses came about.
  • To get an overview of what is the marriage penalty and where did it come from.
  • To learn the tax aspects of being married vs. being unmarried
  • To learn about how taxes worked in the early days of the U.S. Tax Code, compared to today.

About Presenter

Jason Dinesen, EA, LPA

Advisor, Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C.

[email protected]

Jason Dinesen is the President of Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C., a public accounting firm in Indianola, Iowa. His practice focuses on accounting and bookkeeping services, tax preparation and business advising to individuals with a business focus ranging from home-based businesses to multistate corporations and not-for-profits. Dinesen has extensive experience working with a third-party administrator of retirement plans and is a prior presenter of multiple 1099 seminars. Dinesen majored in corporate communications with a minor in management from Simpson College.

Unlike some other accounting firms, when Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C. says we offer personal service, we mean it. When you come to us with your tax preparation needs, you’ll deal directly with our owner and president, Jason Dinesen. We don’t put administrative staff in the middle of you and our tax expert. That means you’ll always have first-hand knowledge of where things stand, and important information won’t slip through the cracks. We welcome all clients, but especially individuals who want the benefits of a long-term relationship with an accounting firm capable of handling anything that might come along with their taxes. We give all our clients the time, attention, and convenience they should expect. If you have a challenging professional or personal schedule, Jason will accommodate you by meeting whenever – and wherever – works best for you.

FAQ

  • To receive CPE credit for the event, you must register for the webcast prior to the start of each program.
  • CPE is available to all eligible participants within 24 hours of each webinar.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

For more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at 646-688-5128

In case any of the course or live webinars gets cancelled we would be refunding you the entire amount (if paid).

Reviews

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    Ross Richardson , CPA
    Oct 23rd 2019
    Great Job. The program was excellent and the same goes for the instructor. The handout materials are very good and to the Point outlining exactly issues of concerns and guidance. Jason is so knowledgeable and the presentation makes tax seem simple which it is not. I have already registered for his next webinar
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Kimberly Taylor , EA
Excellent handout, lots of details to help sort out a complex and constantly-changing issue in tax law.
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Karen Otten , CPA
Great Webinar. It provided valuable information and everything presented was on point and very precise. Good Job Jason
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Oksana Yakymchuk , MBA
GREAT, VERY UNIQUE INFORMATION. THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!! I COMPLETELY LOVED THE PRESENTATION.
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Michael Moughan , MBA, CPA
This webinar was very timely and executed flawlessly. Kudos to Jason for delivering superb webinar.
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Tammy Shaffer
Excellent instructor who knew the subject well and presented the material eloquently

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  • Cost $10
  • CPE Credits 1
  • CE Credits 1
  • IRS Course ID GEHNZ-T-00042-19-O
  • CTEC Course ID 6273-CE-0008
  • Subject Area Taxes
  • Course Level Basic
  • Instructional Method group internet based
  • Prerequisites None
  • Advanced Preparation None
  • Who should attend? Enrolled Agent Tax Attorney Tax Practitioners Accountant Others CPA - Small Firm CPA - Mid Size Firm Accounting Firm Tax Pros Tax Firm Young CPA CPA in Business Entrepreneurial CPA Tax Accountant (Industry) Senior Accountant Legal Professionals
  • Handout Material Download

upcoming Live CPE Webinars

Lucrative Real Estate Tax Strategies
Monday, March 02, 2020 | 10:30 AM EST View Details/Register
QuickBooks: Setting Up a Chart of Accounts
Monday, March 02, 2020 | 12:00 PM EST View Details/Register
PRE-IMMIGRATION TAX PLANNING STRATEGIES
Monday, March 02, 2020 | 12:00 PM EST View Details/Register
TIMESHEETS.COM: EASILY TRACK BILLABLE TIME & EXPENSE THAT SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATES QUICKBOOKS DESKTOP & ONLINE
Monday, March 02, 2020 | 12:00 PM EST View Details/Register
TAXATION FOR CANNABIS INDUSTRY (IRC 280E, Types of Entities, Opportunity Zones, 199A, R&D Credit etc.)
Monday, March 02, 2020 | 02:00 PM EST View Details/Register
ACCOUNTANTS & CPA FIRMS - 4 STEPS TO GAIN, RETAIN & EXPAND HIGH VALUE CLIENTS
Monday, March 02, 2020 | 04:00 PM EST View Details/Register
TAXATION OF PONZI CLAWBACKS & TAX REFUND FROM PONZI
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 | 11:00 AM EST View Details/Register
Why Put a Canary in a Coal Mine? - Measure what matters
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 | 12:00 PM EST View Details/Register
Annuity Basics with 2020 updates
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 | 02:00 PM EST View Details/Register
CIRCULAR 230 ETHICS (UPDATED 2019)
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 | 02:30 PM EST View Details/Register
TAXATION OF US EXPATRIATES: TAX YEAR 2019
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 | 03:30 PM EST View Details/Register
Email security for the small firm
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 | 09:00 AM EST View Details/Register
MAXIMIZE YOUR SAVINGS POTENTIAL THROUGH HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS (HSAS)
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 | 10:30 AM EST View Details/Register
Measuring and Managing Customer Profitability
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 | 12:00 PM EST View Details/Register
SEC Enforcement of Accounting and Reporting Regulation
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 | 01:00 PM EST View Details/Register