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Tax Day poses unique challenges for many married, same-sex couples

Saturday, April 11, 2015
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Straight couples simply copy numbers from one form to another. But that doesn't work for same-sex couples reporting combined incomes, deductions and exemptions on their federal tax returns. These couples must untangle their finances on many state returns, where they are still considered single. [...]

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Delta Air Lines to assist gay employees with health care taxes

Thursday, April 2, 2015
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Delta Air Lines became the first major air carrier Thursday to make same-sex domestic partners whole for additional income taxes they owe for health care plans. [...]

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Court orders U.S. to pay NOM $50K for ‘leaked’ tax information

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
NOM chairman John Eastman
WASHINGTON -- A federal court has ordered the U.S. government to pay $50,000 to the National Organization for Marriage after the group claimed that confidential donor information from its tax returns was "leaked" to an activist and later published by the Human Rights Campaign and the Huffington Post. [...]

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Pa. asks judge to dismiss lesbian widow’s inheritance suit

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The state of Pennsylvania is asking a county judge to dismiss an inheritance tax lawsuit brought by a lesbian widow. [...]

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Gay rights advocates calling for changes to Virginia tax policy

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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RICHMOND, Va. — An advocacy group is calling for changes to Virginia's tax law. Married same-sex couples in Virginia can file joint tax returns with the federal government but not with Virginia. [...]

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Alaska Supreme Court: State tax law discriminates against same-sex couples

Friday, April 25, 2014
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the state unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples by denying them equal access to a property tax exemption for senior citizens and disabled veterans. [...]

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N.C. advocacy group to hold rally over state’s tax filing policy

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples. [...]

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Same-sex couples plan filing joint N.C. tax returns as married couples

Thursday, April 10, 2014
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Gay and lesbian activists are protesting North Carolina's ban against same-sex marriage as they file their income tax statements. [...]

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Mo. judge refuses to issue order halting joint tax returns from same-sex couples

Friday, April 4, 2014
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri judge on Friday denied a request for a temporary restraining order in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jay Nixon's directive allowing legally married same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns. [...]

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Mo. court considers joint tax filings from married, same-sex couples

Thursday, April 3, 2014
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Officials don't know whether any same-sex couples have filed joint Missouri tax returns since Gov. Jay Nixon directed the Revenue Department last fall to permit it for those legally married in another state, a state attorney said Thursday in court. [...]

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