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Gay Couples Taxes

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.

Gay Married Couples Are Refusing to Lie

Nadine Smith | Posted 04.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Nadine Smith

Whether on tax returns or customs forms, in the muddle of contradictory, nonsensical, and infuriating laws, married gay couples are refusing to identify as "single." Quietly, couples are refusing to deny their spouses and are willing to enter legally murky territory to take a stand.

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.