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Richard Drew, APEdith Windsor at the offices of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in New York. When it comes to things like estate taxes, the federal recognition of same-sex marriage will help legally married gay and lesbian couples. That was the issue in the Supreme Court decision in the case of Windsor, who had to pay estate taxes after her lesbian spouse died.

Same-sex marriage and taxes: Gay couples could face surprises at tax time

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
[caption id="attachment_123527" align="alignleft" width="665"] Richard Drew, APEdith Windsor at the offices of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in New York. When it comes to things like estate taxes, the federal recognition of same-sex marriage will help legally married gay and lesbian couples. That was... [ Read more → ]
healthcare-tax-benefits

Feds ease rules on health care tax breaks for married, same-sex couples

Monday, December 16, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is letting legally married same-sex couples claim some health care tax benefits for this year. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Jay Nixon (D-Mo.)

Mo. to accept joint state tax returns from married, same-sex couples

Thursday, November 14, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday he is directing officials to accept tax returns jointly filed by same-sex couples who were legally married in other states. [ Read more → ]
Oklahoma

Okla. rejects amended tax returns from legally married, same-sex couples

Monday, November 11, 2013
TULSA, Okla. — A small number of Oklahoma same-sex couples have received returned payments from the state Tax Commission, which turned down their recently amended filings that claimed married status. [ Read more → ]
North-Dakota

N.D. issues tax form for married, gay couples due to same-sex marriage ban

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
BISMARK, N.D. -- The state of North Dakota has released a new tax form designed specifically for married, same-sex couples because the state does not recognize their unions. [ Read more → ]
Kansas

Kansas latest state to rule married, gay couples must file taxes as singles

Saturday, October 5, 2013
WICHITA, Kan. -- Kansas tax officials issued a ruling Friday saying same-sex couples must file their state income tax returns as if each person were single, even if they filed as married on their federal returns. [ Read more → ]
Idaho

Idaho aims to make same-sex couples recalculate taxes

Thursday, October 3, 2013
BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho aims to require same-sex couples who are legally married elsewhere to recalculate their federal Internal Revenue Service filings before filing state taxes. [ Read more → ]
Montana state capitol in Helena, Mont.

Montana: Legally married same-sex couples may not file joint state tax return

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
HELENA, Mont. -- Montana's state Revenue Director said Tuesday that same-sex couples legally married in other states may not file joint state income-tax returns. [ Read more → ]
taxes

Treasury, IRS updates tax rules to include married, same-sex couples

Thursday, August 29, 2013
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Thursday that all legally-married same-sex couples, regardless of where they live, will be recognized for federal tax purposes. [ Read more → ]
tax-returns

Despite legal unions, same-sex couples still can’t file joint federal taxes

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
WASHINGTON — Even though an increasing number of states are legalizing gay marriage, same-sex married couples still won't be able to file joint federal tax returns this year. The federal Defense of Marriage Act defines marriage as "a legal union between one man and one... [ Read more → ]
Brian Brown

National Organization for Marriage claims IRS illegally released tax records

Thursday, April 12, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) on Thuesday released documents claiming that their confidential U.S. tax returns containing private donor information were illegally obtained by a source within the Internal Revenue Service and were handed over to NOM's political enemies, particularly the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). [ Read more → ]
Brian Brown

Anti-gay group calls for federal probe of HRC, IRS

Friday, April 6, 2012
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the anti-gay group leading efforts to oppose same-sex marriage laws, is calling for a federal investigation of the Human Rights Campaign and the IRS. [ Read more → ]
Peter LaBarbera

Hate group ‘Americans for Truth About Homosexuality’ loses tax-exempt status

Monday, August 1, 2011
The blog Ex-Gay Watch reported today that the anti-gay, hate group "Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH)" has lost its a 501(c)3 tax-exempt status for failing to submit IRS-required filings. [ Read more → ]
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