Under the new law, on or after Monday, September 16, legally married same-sex couples must now file their taxes as married filing separate or married filing jointly so if you haven’t filed your 2012 tax return yet, you still have a choice to file as married or single before September 16.
If you got married or divorced last year, you may have to complete an extra step before filing your taxes if you changed your name. If not, you may have a hassle when it comes to filing your taxes. I wanted to make things easier for those making the name transition by giving you an overview of the process.
Same-sex couples in states across the country have benefited in recent years from a wave of statewide laws that legally recognize their relationships. But along with the equality and protections comes a complicated tax-filing situation.