21 Ways Single People Are Taxed More, and Not Just Financially

Bella DePaulo
6 min readAug 28, 2020

When single people pay more than married people do, either financially or emotionally, they are subsidizing married people.

Americans become especially attuned to fairness in taxation when April 15 rolls around, but for people who are single, every day is tax day. Here are just some of the ways in which every day is tax day if you are single.

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Bella DePaulo

“America’s foremost thinker and writer on the single experience,” according to the Atlantic. SINGLE AT HEART book coming on Dec 5, 2023. www.belladepaulo.com