Tax Warrior Chronicles

New PRIDE Bill Removes Statute of Limitations on Pre-Windsor Refund Claims for Same-Sex Married Couples

Posted on Fri, Jun 28, 2019

By: Rosalind Sutch, CPA, MT

 

June 26th is an important day in LGBTQ history.  On this day, two landmark civil rights Supreme Court cases were decided.  It’s been six years since U.S. v. Windsor and four years since Obergefell v. Hodges.  Windsor struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and mandated the federal government to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples. Obergefell confirmed the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples under the constitution and effectively mandated states to both recognize and allow same-sex marriages. A new bill seeks to correct a lingering tax issue for these couples.

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How to Treat Same-sex Spouse Health Premiums Wrongly Included in W-2 Income

Posted on Wed, Jul 09, 2014

The IRS has recently issued Information Letter 2014-0012, advising same-sex couples how to properly treat health insurance premiums wrongly included in their W-2 income.

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