Category Archives: Marriage Equality

SCOTUS makes tax prep easier for (some) gay Americans

The Supreme Court just made tax preparation easier for many Americans.

Because the Supreme Court ruled that there is a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage, gay couples who get married will be able to file joint returns for both federal and state purposes.

This eliminates the tax dance that married gay couples previously had to engage in in states such as Louisiana and Georgia, where married gay couples could file joint returns at the federal level but had to file separate single returns at the state level. Now, from Alabama to Wyoming, married gay couples will be subject to the same tax rules, get the same benefits, and go through the same calculations and questions (Hello, Marriage Penalty!) as married straight couples. And that’s called equality.