Here are some answers to frequently asked questions relating to the tax consequences for individuals participating in a same-sex marriage.
*When are individuals of the same sex lawfully married for federal tax purposes?
For federal tax purposes, state or foreign law determines whether individuals are married.
*Can same-sex spouses file federal tax returns using a married filing jointly or married filing separately status? Yes.
- For tax year 2013 and going forward, same-sex spouses generally must file using a married filing separately or jointly filing status.