Tax Considerations for Same Sex Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Partners in Civil Unions.

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Dear Tax Payer,

The following are various tax considerations that arise for unmarried individuals who live together as registered domestic partners or partners in civil unions under state law. These partners may be of the same sex or, in some states, of opposite sexes.

Individuals in these relationships have many of the same rights and responsibilities as married individuals. But their relationship isn’t designated as a marriage under state law, and they aren’t considered married for federal tax purposes. So, they receive the same tax treatment as unmarried people living together. Read this article to learn more.

Very Truly,

Dean R. Holland, CPA, MSA


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