Married Filing Jointly vs. Separately: What’s the Difference, and Which Is Better?

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jim klaffer
James Klaffer, CPA Assistant Director, High Net Worth Tax Planning

James Klaffer has over 28 years of experience in individual taxation—including many years with a Big Four accounting firm. At Northwestern Mutual, he provides in-depth tax planning ideas for high-net-worth individuals and those working with expatriate/foreign national tax issues.