September 3rd, 2013
By: Mary Ellen Flynn, Esq.
Thanks to the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the IRS will allow same-sex spouses to file joint tax returns as a married couple.
This ruling will enable same-sex couples to move freely from state to state without worrying about losing the right to file federal taxes jointly as a married couple. The ruling will apply to same-sex couples even if those couples move to a state that doesn’t allow same-sex couples to be married and will include income and gift and estate taxes. It does not apply to domestic partnerships or civil unions.
For Legal Assistance Obtaining Same-Sex Marriage Benefits in Maryland, Contact Andalman & Flynn
Do you need help obtaining same-sex marriage benefits in Maryland? Andalman & Flynn is knowledgeable in the laws pertaining to gay marriage and taxes and can provide you with the advice you need for tax season and in general. Please contact experienced family law attorneys Mary Ellen Flynn or Amanda Vann for more information on how marriage and divorce laws apply to same-sex couples. We serve clients in the Montgomery County, MD region and surrounding cities and are happy to conduct consultations by phone.
We invite you to read more about our same-sex marriage law practice.