Tax Day extra complex, costly for married same-sex couples

04/17/2012 | Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The

The Defense of Marriage Act forbids legally married same-sex couples from filing their federal taxes jointly, forcing them to lie to the Internal Revenue Service and declare themselves single. But in states such as New Jersey, where couples in civil unions are allowed to file jointly, couples must fill out a joint federal return anyway in order to feed data to their state forms, making the exercise far more costly and time-consuming. LGBT groups plan to highlight the disparity today in advertisements and protests calling for the repeal of DOMA.

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