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Same Sex Couples Taxes

Sam Stein

Treasury Announces Same-Sex Married Couples Get Federal Tax Recognition Regardless Of State | Sam Stein | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Thursday that when it comes to taxes, it will recognize same-sex couples' marriages even i...

For Same-Sex Couples, This Seemingly Smart Financial Move Can Really Backfire

InvestingAnswers | Posted 10.27.2012 | Gay Voices

To protect their assets, some gay and lesbian couples resort to the last remaining way they can choose to be recognized as family by the court system -- they adopt each other as if they were parent and child. But here are three reasons that's a bad idea.

A Financial Checklist For Same-Sex Couples

Beth Kobliner | Posted 08.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Beth Kobliner

President Obama's endorsement of marriage equality was a thrilling moment in the history of LGBT rights, but until his support is echoed by the Supreme Court, same-sex couples need to be vigilant about their finances -- and be prepared for extra paperwork. Here's a simple checklist.

What The Defense Of Marriage Act Has Wrought In One Family: An Open Letter To President Obama

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 07.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Dr. Susan Corso

Mr. President, no taxpayer should have to go through this sort of harassment ever again. Distress understates the case. I'm sad beyond sad that I have to defend my marriage, my choice of profession, and my integrity to my own government.

DOMA Packs A Particularly Potent Punch At Tax Time

John Becker | Posted 06.11.2012 | Gay Voices
John Becker

I choose to share my story because of the truly astonishing number of well-meaning people, both inside and outside the LGBT community, who have absolutely no clue that same-sex couples incur federal tax penalties even when they live in states that recognize their marriages.

Income Tax Filings And Civil Disobedience

Richard C. Milstein | Posted 05.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Richard C. Milstein

Gay and lesbian Americans are still forced, in many cases, to abide by laws and regulations that require them to hide their true identities and demean their lifestyles. A glaring example would be the filing of an annual tax return under the United States Tax Code.

Illinois Couples In Civil-Unions To File Joint Income Tax Returns

AP | By NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 01.29.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Couples with civil-union licenses in Illinois will soon be allowed to file joint income tax returns with the state. Though same-sex couple...

The Potential Impact Of This Summer's DOMA Ruling On The IRS' FAQ For Same-Sex Couples

Richard C. Milstein | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard C. Milstein

On Oct. 19 the IRS published an FAQ for same-sex couples in which it reiterated that in the Internal Revenue Code, "marriage" means a marriage between a man and a woman. But if the Supreme Court rules that Section 3 of DOMA is unconstitutional, then the FAQ will be incorrect.