My fiancee and I are engaged to get married next year (July). I make significantly more income does she this year (she was a student this year), but she will be getting a new job that starts in January.
I checked with some online calculators, and it appears that filing jointly would save a bunch on taxes for this year. Next year when she gets a new job the savings won't be as much (but there will still be savings).
I guess my question is, should we get married before Dec 31st of this year at the court (and just "celebrate" our wedding in July)? Or would the tax savings not be any different if we file next year
Obviously, taxes aren't a reason to get married, but the thousands of dollars in savings could go toward a wedding...