Posts tagged taxes
Update on Same-Sex Marriage Tax Status

In response to recent updates on the legal status of same-sex marriage, the NC Department of Revenue has issued a Directive. This Directive replaces the last one on this topic, which advised same-sex couples to file jointly federally and as single for NC State. The new Directive allows for same-sex couples that are legally married in any state by December 31, 2014 to file a North Carolina tax return using the same filing status claimed on the federal income tax return.

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Blog Update: Administrative Agencies Respond to Same-Sex Marriage Changes

The NC Department of Revenue has issued instructions on how same-sex couples should file their 2013 taxes. North Carolina does not currently recognize any same-sex marriages, even if the marriage was performed in a state where same-sex marriage is legal. If you are a same-sex couple with North Carolina residency, the state tax office has deemed that you must prepare a federal return with a filing status of single and then use those figures to file your North Carolina state taxes.

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