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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It’s been less than two months since the Supreme Court ruled part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and the fallout has only begun to settle. Nowhere is there more uncertainty about the effects of the ruling than regarding federal taxes. The court struck down Section 3 of DOMA
August 15, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Same-sex couples are cheering the Supreme Court’s striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), but the tax consequences are more of a mixed bag. For many couples, federal recognition of same-sex marriages will mean lower tax bills, but some gay couples will end up paying more. As I discussed
June 26, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
State taxes and transfers can be an important form of assistance for low-income families. But the amount of government help varies widely among the states. And, importantly, so does what happens to those benefits when such a family increases its wages. To help understand how those tax and spending
May 25, 2012Elaine Maag