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Tax Headaches for Same-Sex Couples in California, Nevada and Washington

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 […]

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Oops! Yale Payroll Error Costs Gay Employees

Yale University says it made a payroll error that resulted in under-withholding for 61 employees with same-sex partners.  Yale failed to withhold federal taxes on the value of domestic partner health insurance during 2010.  Same-sex marriage is legal in Connecticut, where Yale is located, but the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriage.  The issue here […]

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The IRS is Now on Twitter

The IRS announced yesterday that it now has a Twitter account.  From “IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2010-14”: The IRS announced yesterday that it now has a Twitter account.  From “IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2010-14”: The Internal Revenue Service is using Twitter and other social media tools to share information with taxpayers and the […]

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Barclays to Reimburse Same-Sex Couples for Health Insurance Costs

British-based Barclays has announced that it will “gross up” pay of U.S. employees to help off-set the extra taxes paid by employees whose health insurance covers a same-sex partner.  Under federal law, the value of insurance coverage for people other than spouses or dependents is included in income.  (Remember, federal law does not recognize same-sex […]

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