Same Sex Marriage Now Fully Recognized by IRS

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The IRS has announced proposed regulations to address the definitions of various terms in the Tax Code relating to marriage, in view of the 2013 U.S. v. Windsor Supreme Court decision striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, and of the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision that same sex couples have a fundamental right to marry in any state, thus rendering state bans unconstitutional.

The proposed regulations effectively state that:

  • Any term that relates to marriage is to be interpreted equally to same sex spouses as opposite sex spouses. Thus, “husband and wife” …read more

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