New IRS Video Helps Same-Sex Couples with Tax Tips

The Internal Revenue Service now has a YouTube video that provides useful tax tips to married same-sex couples.

The video is the latest addition to an online library featuring short IRS instructional videos on topics ranging from identity theft to new simplified home office deductions.

IRS_logoThe new video, less than two minutes long, is available in English, Spanish and American Sign Language and can be accessed via IRS.gov.

Following last summer’s Supreme Court decision invalidating a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, the IRS ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, are now treated as married for federal tax purposes.

The ruling applies to all federal tax provisions where marriage is a factor, including filing status, claiming personal and dependency exemptions, taking the standard deduction, employee benefits, contributing to an IRA and claiming the earned income tax credit or child tax credit.

Visit IRS.gov to access these and other helpful tax resources.

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