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  • Goodbye DOMA, Hello Tax Refund!

    Friday 28th of June 2013 10:44:34 AM

    This week has been monumental for same sex marriages with the abolition of DOMA ( Defense of Marriage Act). The federal government will now recognize same sex marriage as well as welcome the unions to joint taxes, retirement, estate and employee benefits.

    Due to the ruling finding DOMA unconstitutional gay/lesbian couples may now take another look at their already filed tax returns. Thanks to the Supreme Court ruling same sex couples might have the opportunity to amend their US tax returns, provided they live in states that recognize same sex marriages! That means that nearly 100,000 tax returns may need to be amended!

    Same sex couples are waiting for guidance from the IRS. They are looking for answers as to how to proceed.  Currently the IRS defines a married couple as “husband and wife.”  There is question as to whether that term will be adjusted due to the legalization of same sex marriages.

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    Reuters

    USA Today

    CS Monitor

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