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[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"The couple's effective tax rate was lower, but they still owed the government."

So they owed less taxes, they just didn't do their witholdings right. I guess this is kind of a non-story in a way, but it is interesting as an example of how changing tax codes can have all these unintended consequences for people who have "automated" their relationship to the tax codes