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Old 22.02.2020, 13:08
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Re: Normal tax bill significantly more than withholding tax

What if spouse is working for UN?

For example, the document below says if spouse is not employed OR is working for UN you select Bx (B0 without kids):

https://imgur.com/9TtNuo8


and in tax table the rate is significantly lower compared A0 (single person no kids) and B0:

https://imgur.com/spvYnoN

I don't get it... Why tax should be lower, since both are working. Is there a catch somewhere else? Shall I combine both salaries in this case?



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That is not necessarily the case unless the person you get married to doesn’t earn any money.
It is a known fact that the combined tax bill of an unmarried “both working” couple is lower than that of a married “both working” couple - google “marriage penalty” or “Heiratsstrafe”
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