November 10, 2016

MarketWatch quotes Carol Calhoun on tax implications of reversing Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling

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Venable counsel Carol Calhoun was quoted in a November 10, 2016, MarketWatch article on the tax implications of reversing the Supreme Court's 2015 ruling allowing same-sex marriage. If the decision is reversed, same-sex couples would no longer be able to file their federal returns using the "married filing jointly" or "married filing separately" options to receive state-level spousal tax breaks and benefits.

"In Arkansas, Michigan, and Mississippi, where same-sex marriage was previously not recognized at a state level before the June 2015 ruling, there was no conformity between federal and state taxes, so same-sex married couples have to file taxes as if they are single," said Calhoun.