Mo. Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriage On State Income Taxes

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 1:58 PM EST) -- Missouri will now recognize same-sex marriage for state income tax filing purposes — even though the state constitution doesn't recognize such marriages — in order to follow federal standards, Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday.

Missouri's tax code is directly tied to the federal government's and its tax treatment of same-sex couples was called into question after the Internal Revenue Service in August said it will recognize gay marriages for federal filing purposes in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Under Missouri law, legally married couples...
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