Saturday, September 7, 2013

IRS: Gay Spouses in All States Can File Joint Taxes

Married gay couples living in all 50 states can file joint federal tax returns, even if local authorities don't recognize their marriages, the Obama administration said today.

The decision by the Treasury Department implements the Supreme Court’s decision in June to overturn part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which had forbidden the Internal Revenue Service from letting married homosexual couples file jointly.

The government’s decision is a victory for same-sex couples who were married in one of the 13 states or the District of Columbia that recognize such relationships and now live in one of the 37 that don’t.

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