Couples in same-sex marriages have been able to file federal taxes as married since 2013, but questions still arise. Here’s a recent question from a reader: if I’m in a same-sex marriage, can I claim my spouse as a dependent? The answer to this question is: no.
Friday’s Supreme Court Ruling on same-sex marriage should make state tax filings easier, though there’s still some legal action required in 9 states.
Some people in same-sex marriages received an unpleasant surprise on their 2014 tax returns, because of changes in paycheck withholdings.
The Varnum ruling was a historic case in Iowa that allowed same-sex marriage in the state. This article examines the ruling from a tax perspective.
Can a person in a same-sex marriage file their Nebraska tax return as married? The short answer is: no.
Must a person in a same-sex marriage use a filing status of married when they file an amended tax return for 2011 and 2012?
Thirty states now recognize same-sex marriage. How does this affect state tax returns?
Wisconsin has released updated tax guidance for same-sex married couples – they can now file joint Wisconsin tax returns.
This was recently in my e-mail inbox from PPC: National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, spoke at a recent accounting conference, addressing the IRS’s practice of increasingly providing significant guidance in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other formats that aren’t published guidance. There are a number of ways that this can be problematic, […]
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 […]