Thursday, January 9, 2014

After DOMA: Tax Filing FAQs for Same-Sex Married Couples

The National Women's Law Center writes: In 2013, the Supreme Court invalidated a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)—providing, for the first time, federal recognition and protections for same-sex, legally married couples. The IRS has since issued guidance about what the ruling means for same-sex married couples when filing their federal taxes. The following questions and answers are designed to give general information about tax issues that same-sex couples will be dealing with in tax year 2013 and beyond, and is not meant to be exhaustive. It is intended for general information purposes only.


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