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Same Sex Couples Tax Returns

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.

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.