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Yet for some same-sex couples, being treated as married for federal tax purposes could actually increase their tax bills. Let’s take a look at some of the negative implications of the new IRS policy from the standpoint of same-sex spouses.
1. The marriage penalty will hit many same-sex spouses, especially those with roughly equal incomes. The IRS ruling will force same-sex spouses to face the same apparent inequities as their married opposite-sex counterparts. Under certain circumstances, federal tax law imposes higher total taxes on married couples than they’d have to pay if they could each file as single individuals. Especially with higher-income couples, threshold limits for higher tax rates often start at far less than double the corresponding limit for single filers, leading to bigger tax bills. In addition, married couples who file separate tax returns often face limitations and restrictions on deductions that single filers don’t.
Hit the link above for the other two reasons.
For me, it’s worth paying a little extra for the right to be treated equally. After all, we always said it was about both the rights and the responsibilities of marriage.