Thursday, August 29, 2013

Gay Married Couples get Federal Tax Recognition Regardless of State

President Obama and Treasury Sec. Jack Lew

The government has spoken! The IRS will give gay married couples full tax benefits, regardless of where they live in the US.

In a statement from Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, he said:
“This ruling also assures legally married same-sex couples that they can move freely throughout the country knowing that their federal filing status will not change. Today’s ruling provides certainty and clear, coherent tax filing guidance for all legally married same-sex couples nationwide. It provides access to benefits, responsibilities and protections under federal tax law that all Americans deserve.” 
The Treasury Department also announced:
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction that does not recognize same-sex marriage.
I bet NOM and haters are going to claim some type of conspiracy against them and family values once this info goes viral.

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Biki Honko said...

Wonderful! Tis way way past time, but I guess better late than never.

K. Clark said...

Great news. But how will state tax stuff be affected?