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7 Tax Tips for Same-Sex Couples

There's a social and psychological cost to being treated differently, and for many same-sex couples in America, there has long been a hefty financial cost, as well.

After a string of recent legal victories, it appears that our nation is moving rapidly toward full equality for gay and lesbian Americans. Still, when it comes to financial matters and the tax consequences, we're not there yet. The Internal Revenue Service has a page devoted to FAQs for same-sex couples who are married under state law. Here we highlight IRS tips and a few of our own for same-sex couples.

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