Breaking Tax News: All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes

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 […]

IRS Releases Additional Guidance on Tax Reporting for Community Property Registered Domestic Partners and Same-Sex Spouses in California

Yesterday the IRS released a Question & Answer document addressing a number of questions that have been asked by same-sex couples and tax practitioners in the three community property states that recognize same-sex relationships – California, Washington, and Nevada. Here is a sample from the IRS Q&A: Q-1: How do registered domestic partners determine their […]