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What You Need to Know About DOMA Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes

Recently the U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS ruled that same sex-couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize same sex marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. However, couples who have a registered domestic partnership, civil union, or similar formal relationship recognized under state law do not fall under this ruling. This ruling comes after the Supreme Court invalidated a key provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA. [More]