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Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Doubly Trying Tax Season for Same-Sex Couples

FOR Colette Hayward and Margaret Selby, the problem is this: Maryland recognizes their 2009 marriage, but the federal government does not.

The ramifications are maddeningly complex, no more so than when they deal with the Internal Revenue Service. Two years after taking legal action to assert their rights as a married couple, they are paying a price when they pay their taxes.

For Ms. Hayward, 47, a lawyer who owns two construction businesses, and Ms. Selby, 48, a Baltimore County police officer, a big issue involves insurance benefits they fought to achieve. They are paying taxes on those benefits, even though such benefits for spouses normally are not taxed.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hahaha!!

Anonymous said...

lol

Anonymous said...

Great example of why the SCOTUS will find DOMA unconstitutional.

BKLN said...

Welcome to the rest of the word, you wanted it you got it.

Anonymous said...

They chose their lifestyle, now live it, and shut up your whining.

Anonymous said...

yawn. deaf ears ladies.

Anonymous said...

WRONG!!! Live@let live. Hish!

Anonymous said...

It is NOT choice. Why would Anyone put theselves on such A situaton. Get a life