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A Primer on Same-Sex Married Couples from the IRS

2013 brought about perhaps two of the most consequential domestic-policy developments since LBJ’s Great Society reforms: the repeal of major portions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

The DOMA developments cleared the way for legalizing same-sex marriage at the federal level and in many states nationwide. To help organizations and individuals navigate some of the new waters, the IRS has issued a handy list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on same-sex marriage, ranging from tax issues to health insurance premiums to retirement plans and jointly owned entrepreneurial business ventures. It’s a valuable and surprisingly easy-to-understand resource.

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