On average, all other variables being equal, who pays more in annual income tax, person filing single, or filing married filing separately ?

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  • RICK
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    with ALL other variables  being the same they would pay the same.

  • 1 month ago

    That depend son the all other things part.  Probably the MFS person, as they lose a bunch of deductions and credits.

  • Eva
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    MFS may pay more due to some credits not being available and they may have to itemize at a lower amount than the standard deduction.  If all they have is a W2 there should be very little, if any, difference.

  • 1 month ago

    Married filing separately would pay the same or more.  Single would pay the same or less.

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    is the same unless credits are involved, then there are special rules for MFS

  • Amy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Married filing separately.

    For a very simple tax return, they might be equal. But the tax code wants married couples to file jointly. Therefore many deductions, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, are not available to MFS. The highest tax brackets start earlier for MFS than Single.

  • 1 month ago

    Its about the same overall.

  • G
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Well it's not Donald Trump.

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  • 1 month ago

    It can vary a bit, however MFS would generally be higher.

    For example, people filing MFS can not deduct Student Loan Interest which is an expense that many young people have.

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