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

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Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes regardless of whether they live in a state recognizing the marriage as valid.

As stated in a press release published by the Department: “Ruling Provides Certainty, Benefits and Protections Under Federal Tax Law for Same-Sex Married Couples.”

Click here to read the full press release.



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About Sarah R. Watchko, Esq.

Sarah R. Watchko is an attorney practicing estate planning and elder law in Atlanta, Georgia


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