Thursday, August 29, 2013
Law - More on "Same-sex couples will get federal tax recognition"
Good points in this Advance Indiana post on the Indiana implications of today's IRS ruling, including:
The move by the IRS also puts the Indiana Department of Revenue and Gov. Mike Pence in a precarious situation if the state doesn't adopt a similar rule. The Indiana income tax is coupled with the federal income tax. If Indiana does not treat legally married same-sex couples the same way as the federal law, state income tax compliance for same-sex couples will become highly complicated. In light of today's ruling, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce may have to reconsider whether it remains neutral in the gay marriage debate opponents have vowed to renew when the legislature convenes next year.See also this Volokh Conspiracy post by Will Baude that begins:
Today the Treasury department announced that it will recognize all same-sex marriages valid in the “place of celebration” regardless of where the couple now lives.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 29, 2013 07:10 PM
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