DOMA Ruling Leaves a Lot of Questions on the Table

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I can’t say that DOMA did not make for some interesting tax strategies.  The latest from the SCOTUS makes tax filing simpler for our same sex couples here in Mass.  Let’s see what the IRS decides for some open ended questions.

Examples:

What is the filing status of a same sex couple who marry in one state and live in a non-same sex marriage state?

Can a same sex couple go back and amend open tax years if it is to their benefit?

Are civil unions equal to marriage?

Maybe this is why the IRS had ‘unusually high call volume’ this morning.

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Alex Franch

Mr. Franch is a Tax Specialist and Partner at Joseph Cahill & Associates / WorthTax. He has a diverse background including a Bachelor of Science from Boston College in Mathematics and extensive military service. Mr. Franch is an Enrolled Agent and has eight years of tax preparation experience. He has been serving individuals, families, and businesses for several years with tax and financial planning strategies and is a junior partner with the firm. Mr. Franch is licensed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with a Series 6, 63, 65, and 7, and by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Insurance.