August 29, 2013
The U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS announced today that all legally married same-sex couples will be able to file their federal taxes as married. This will apply even if a couple resides in a state that does not recognize their marriage, so long as they were married in a state that does.
“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,” said Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.