Who doesn't remember
these lines: "First comes love, then comes
marriage, then comes ... a new tax bill!"
OK, not exactly, but couples must file their taxes
differently once they say "I do."
Knowing whether to file jointly or separately
is one factor to consider. And, when you are setting
your wedding date, keep in mind that the IRS considers
you married for the entire fiscal year even if
you marry on Dec. 31.