Married Same-Sex Couples Get Tax, Med...

Married Same-Sex Couples Get Tax, Medicare Equality

There are 9 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Aug 29, 2013, titled Married Same-Sex Couples Get Tax, Medicare Equality. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

Married same-sex couples will be treated as equal for the purposes of tax filings and Medicare benefits according to two Federal government announcements

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Since: Jun 11

AOL

#1 Aug 29, 2013
Doesn't matter what state you live in.

As long as your marriage was done in DC, a state, country, county, or jurisdiction that treats same sex marriages equally, the feds will treat your marriage equally as well.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#2 Aug 29, 2013
My husband and I will be paying more tax as "married, filing jointly," which we will now have to do. But I'm *totally* okay with that. It's worth it for the equal rights.

AND... Because the State of Michigan still bans equality, we can STILL double up on our deductions by filing separately for the State. AND... my income is just barely below the threshold to qualify for the Homestead Property Tax credit, so I get to claim THAT on my not-allowed-to-file-as-a-marri ed-couple individual state tax return.

Brilliant!!

If the state isn't going to recognize our marriage, it's going to cost them BIG until they do. At least on our tax returns it will! We pay FAR less tax to the state filing as individuals than we would as a married couple. Suck it, Michigan!
Lucas

Höst, Germany

#3 Aug 29, 2013
Great, more bending of the law to create special privileges for queers.

What a country.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#4 Aug 29, 2013
fr Lucas:

>Great, more bending of the law to create special privileges for queers. What a country.<

You could move, you know. I hear Iran, Jamaica, or Russia are looking for immigrants.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#5 Aug 29, 2013
This is great news and takes the US one more step towards full marriage equality.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#8 Aug 29, 2013
EXCELLENT NEWS !!!

<jubilant noises>
Rose Feratu

Hoboken, NJ

#10 Aug 30, 2013
snyper wrote:
EXCELLENT NEWS !!!
<jubilant noises>
Absolutely!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Aug 30, 2013
eJohn wrote:
My husband and I will be paying more tax as "married, filing jointly," which we will now have to do. But I'm *totally* okay with that. It's worth it for the equal rights.
AND... Because the State of Michigan still bans equality, we can STILL double up on our deductions by filing separately for the State. AND... my income is just barely below the threshold to qualify for the Homestead Property Tax credit, so I get to claim THAT on my not-allowed-to-file-as-a-marri ed-couple individual state tax return.
Brilliant!!
If the state isn't going to recognize our marriage, it's going to cost them BIG until they do. At least on our tax returns it will! We pay FAR less tax to the state filing as individuals than we would as a married couple. Suck it, Michigan!
I agree wholeheartedly!

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#12 Aug 30, 2013
Lucas wrote:
Great, more bending of the law to create special privileges for queers.
What a country.
LOL!!!! There's one SUPER-simple solution to your pain, dear. Recognize our marriages and there won't be any more "law bending" opportunities, will there?? Treat everyone equally and those little loopholes in the tax law just vanish, don't they??

Poor you. It sucks that your bigotry costs you extra taxes, doesn't it??

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