Scott Squillace was recently quoted in an Associated Press article “Tax Day Extra Difficult for Many Same-Sex Married Couples”. This article discusses the complications that same-sex married couples face when filing their taxes. It notes how same-sex married couples may file jointly for federal tax returns, but there are inconsistencies among states which do not recognize same-sex marriage about couple’s filing status. While the ability to file a joint state tax return may be advantageous to many couples, for some it will increase their tax burden. This is a lose/lose situation for non-recognition states, which can only be cured by full nationwide same-sex marriage recognition.
The article can be found at http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GAY_MARRIAGE_TAXES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT