August 30, 2013

IRS: Gay Spouses in All States Can File Joint Taxes

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IRS: Gay Spouses Can File Joint Taxes

Married gay couples living in all 50 states can file joint federal tax returns, even if local authorities don't recognize their marriages, the Obama administration said Thursday.

The decision by the Treasury Department implements the Supreme Court's decision in June to overturn part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which had forbidden the Internal Revenue Service from letting married homosexual couples file jointly.

There are more than 130,000 married, same-sex couples in the United States, according to estimates from the 2010 Census.
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