After The Supreme Court of The United States declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it would allow same-sex couples to file as a married couple if they were married in a state that allows it, even if they live in a state that doesn't
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The US Treasury Department announced that legal marriages of same-sex couples will be recognized for all federal tax purposes. Same-sex couples will be considered married for all federal tax implications, including filing, exemptions, dependents, and employee benefits.