A bill being proposed in California would allow a child there to have more than 2 parents. What would the tax issues be?
In these tough economic times, states are getting tough with people who owe back taxes. In California, not only does the state publish an on-line list of the “top 1,000” worst tax offenders, but those people on the list can lose their driver’s licenses. From the Wall Street Journal: The California driver’s license suspensions will […]
For my same-sex clients and anyone else interested in the issues, here is an update on DOMA challenges and gay marriage news. This is all from the Wall Street Journal (link is at the end of this article). California passed a law last week that will allow gay married couples from other states to get […]
The tax rules for married gay couples living in community property states, such as California, are complicated. At the federal level, married gay couples must split their income and deductions 50/50 on their separate federal returns. (Remember, married gay couples can’t file joint returns; the only allowable filing statuses are single or head of household.) […]
The IRS has issued a public apology to same-sex couples in California who have had tax returns rejected. A year ago, the IRS ruled that same-sex married couples and “registered domestic parners” in California can now apply “community property” rules when filing their federal tax returns. But dozens of same-sex taxpayers in California have had […]
Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon owe the IRS $1.7 million in back taxes and may lose their home if they don’t pay up soon. The IRS has placed a lien on the couple’s home in Los Angeles. In a separate but related story, Ozzy and Sharon’s daughter Kelly has had a $34,000 lien placed […]
The New York Times has a good article about the tax headaches faced by same-sex married couples in California, Nevada and Washington, where special “community property rules” apply. An IRS ruling in 2010 allows same-sex married couples in those states to calculate their federal taxes in the same was as opposite-sex couples. Most people considered […]