Wealthy Gay Couples Seen Paying More If Unions Legalized

Bloomberg News
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March 4, 2013
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Top-earning gay couples who married in states where the law permits it may soon be paying more in income taxes as the U.S. Supreme Court considers the legality of same-sex unions. Right now, couples’ finances are often complicated by the division between federal and state law: They’re able to handle their finances and tax-filing jointly under their state’s law while the federal government -- which doesn’t recognize the marriages -- treats them as though they are single.