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