Same-sex couples can now file joint Virginia income tax returns. This is a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 6, 2014 refusal to review three Circuit court decisions which ruled that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. These decisions are now considered final in their respective circuits, and will impact income tax filing requirements in a number of states.
On October 7th, the Virginia Department of Taxation issued a Tax Bulletin regarding this development, indicating that the additional compliance burdens required of same-sex couples will end. Last year, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisionthat a …read more
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