Minn. tax agency awaits guidance on gay marriage
Published 9:37 am Friday, July 19, 2013
ST. PAUL — Minnesota gay couples preparing to get married after it becomes legal next month will have to wait a bit longer for guidance on their income taxes.
The state Department of Revenue served notice Thursday that it is awaiting further word from the Internal Revenue Service on how same-sex married couples should make federal tax calculations. Those determinations will in turn have an effect on state tax obligations.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The ruling means that legally married gay couples are entitled to federal benefits, including the ability to file taxes jointly.
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Gay marriage becomes legal in Minnesota on Aug. 1.