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Married, same-sex couples to get some tax rights in La.

3 years 8 months 4 weeks ago August 29, 2013 Aug 29, 2013 Thursday, August 29 2013 August 29, 2013 9:30 PM in News
Source: WBRZ, Associated Press
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Gay, married couples will be able to file joint federal income tax returns in Louisiana since the IRS said Thursday it will recognize same-sex marriages.

The federal government will take returns from married couples, even if they live in a state that does not recognize their marriage but were married in a U.S. locale that does. Louisiana does not recognize same-sex marriage.

The new rules implement the tax aspects of the Supreme Court's ruling in June which invalidated a section of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

The new regulations from Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service implement the court's decision on how legally married same-sex couples should be treated for federal tax purposes.
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