Marriage penalty

Definition:

A tax that has the effect of penalizing a married couple because they pay more tax on a joint tax return than they would if they file tax returns individually.

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Tenants by Entireties (TEN ENT)

Joint ownership of property or securities by a husband and wife where, upon the death of one, the property goes to the survivor.

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