If Each Couple is Only Two People, How Come They Need to File Five Tax Returns?

You got married in another state but you and your husband live in Indiana?  Congratulations!  You get to file one joint federal tax return, then two dummy federal returns as single people so you can file your two individual state tax returns.  Yeah.  I would’ve rather gotten a blender or silk flower arrangement or something as a wedding gift from the state  instead of extra paperwork too.

Indiana Gay Married Couples Could Pay More For Tax Filings