Tax Tips For Same-Sex Couples Awaiting High Court Decision

Law360, New York (May 11, 2015, 6:18 PM EDT) -- Nearly two years after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and as the high court deliberates same-sex marriage questions in Obergefell v. Hodges, experts say there is still confusion among same-sex couples about the tax consequences of marriage.

A decision in Obergefell is expected by the end of June. At stake is whether states are required by the Constitution to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or to recognize marriages legally performed in other states.

As it stands, 37 states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex couples to marry. That number could change if the...

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