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.
Tax season is over. Now that we’re beyond April 15, aren’t you excited to start thinking about tax season 2014?
I didn’t think so. Nevertheless, here are two key strategies to consider throughout the rest of the year in order to make next year’s filing simpler and potentially less costly.
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.
Many of us have fallen into the bad habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done . . . especially when it comes to our taxes. Taking the time to prepare and get organized is essential to reducing your tax season stress.
No, it’s not a case of “easier said than done”. All you need is to follow these simple and effective tips and ideas to help streamline your tax-season preparation.
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.