Friday, April 15, 2011

Same-Sex Families Get A New Boost From Tax Rules

via NPR
by Phyllis Fletcher

Some same-sex couples have to file their federal income taxes in a new way this year. For some of those couples, it means they'll save a lot of money.

The gay couples who have new filing rules are same-sex spouses and registered domestic partners in "community property" states — that means they both own all of their income, no matter who earns what.

Three states extend their community property laws to same-sex couples: California, Nevada and Washington.

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