Tag: DOMA

Life After DOMA: A History of Marriage in the Tax Code

One of my special research projects has been to research the history of marriage in the U.S. Tax Code. I started this project nearly 3 years ago. Around this time, my practice became heavily involved in helping couples in same-gender marriages navigate the tax complexities they faced when the Defense of Marriage Act existed. A […]

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Prior-Year Adoption Credits and Same-Sex Marriage

Scenario: Angie and Alice are in a same-sex marriage. In 2012, Alice went through the adoption process to become the parent of Angie’s child. Because of the Defense of Marriage Act, Alice properly filed her 2012 tax return as a single person … and claimed the adoption credit for adopting Angie’s child. Questions: After the […]

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