Tax Time Headaches for Same-Sex Couples

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Christina Bellantoni
Tax Time Headaches for Same-Sex Couples

Kojo explores some of the new tax pitfalls facing same-sex married couples and finds out answers to your tax questions as the April 15 deadline approaches.

For the first time, the Internal Revenue Service will recognize joint tax returns for same-sex married couples. For some, that means lower tax bills and reason to celebrate progress following the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the federal gay marriage ban. But for other couples living in states that still don’t recognize gay marriage, the April 15 deadline is creating huge paperwork headaches. We explore some of the tax pitfalls facing same-sex couples and answer your questions as tax day approaches.

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