This year, 2014, is the first year the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages for tax purposes. With state laws changing, being challenged and being initiated all over the country, it can be hard to keep up with the best advice. Here are the top suggested tips for LGBT couples, no matter where you live.
Now that the rules have changed, couples in a registered domestic partnership or civil union should consider getting married, which will allow you to adjust your tax withholding, and give you access to numerous other benefits. In Washington State, if you are at least 18 years old, but not older than 62 years old, and have a current state-registered domestic partnership, your relationship will be converted to being married as of June 30, 2014.
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