I've been reading up a bit about the ways of filing taxes when you're married but I'm still having difficulty understanding (probably because I'm not an accountant). I plan on asking the accountant when I see him what he'd suggest but in the mean time, could someone explain to me the whole tax thing for when you're married? Some websites have said that it could be better to still file separately because of a "marriage tax penalty" and then others have said it's a myth. I don't know much about filing taxes in general, so this is even more confusing to me. Is there someone who understands this who could give me a quick run down?