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News Posted on August 14, 2013

Professor Joslin Comments on Same-Sex Marriage and Tax Status for Bloomberg Businessweek

Professor Courtney Joslin commented for Bloomberg Businessweek on the changes in tax liability that will occur for same-sex married couples in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.  As a result of the Court's decision, Same-sex married couples are now eligible for a wide range of federal benefits, including the ability to file joint tax returns.

"One thing that will be true for everyone, regardless of their tax liability, is that filing their taxes will become much easier," Joslin said. "Filing taxes has been extremely complicated for married same-sex couples because they had to calculate their taxes twice."

Professor Joslin is a scholar in the field of family and relationship recognition, with a particular focus on same-sex and non-marital couples.

Bloomberg Businessweek