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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Utah State Tax Commission yesterday reversed Governor Gary Herbert (R), ruling that same-sex couples may file their 2013 state tax returns as married, as...
January 17, 2014Roberton C. Williams
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Yesterday, by doing nothing, the U.S. Supreme Court took a giant step towards ending the decades-long dispute over whether states can require online retailers to...
December 3, 2013Howard Gleckman
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...
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...
June 26, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A final thought, I hope, on the IRS/tea party scandal: Why do we want the IRS regulating political speech? It seems crazy on its face,...
May 16, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was not primarily a tax law but it certainly affects the federal taxes that same-sex couples pay. In...
March 25, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Earlier this week, I concluded that the Affordable Care Act’s tax on those who do not have health insurance will be both modest and difficult...
July 5, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Affordable Care Act’s tax on those who choose not to buy health insurance was the linchpin of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the...
July 3, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In its long-awaited decision on the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court has ruled that Congress can require people to either have health insurance or...
June 28, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
There is more to the Affordable Care Act than the individual mandate. There are also, for example, taxes. And since this is TaxVox, I thought...
March 29, 2012Howard Gleckman