"I've always known. I love you, and I'm so proud of you."
Marriage equality on the rise in the deep south!
It's official: Arizona is No. 31 for states with marriage equality!
The world is finally changing its ways on gay rights and it’s about time.
A federal judge ruled Sunday that Alaska’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, paving the way for same-sex couples to begin marrying in the state for the first time.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Practice group of Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory firm, today released its Top 10 Tax Planning Tips for Legally Married Same-Sex Couples. The guide provides a preliminary roadmap for same-sex married couples in the first year they will file taxes since the federal government officially recognized same-sex marriage for tax purposes.
“Since the Defense of Marriage Act was invalidated by the Supreme Court in June, 2013 is the first tax year same-sex married couples will be able to file joint federal tax returns,” said Nanette Lee Miller, National Leader of Marcum’s LGBT Practice. “We are advising all our clients to take full advantage of the tax planning opportunities now available to them and to be proactive in leveraging tax provisions previously accessible only to heterosexual families.”
“Estate planning is also an essential component of effective tax planning and wealth preservation,” said Janis Cowhey McDonagh, Co-Leader of the firm’s LGBT group and a trusts and estates attorney. “2013 is a brand new environment for same-sex married couples looking to minimize their tax exposure. It is important to consider the full range of options for protecting their families and their assets.”
Marcum’s Top 10 Tax Tips for LGBT married couples is a companion to the Firm’s Top 10 Non-Traditional Family Estate Planning Checklist. The tax tips start with these basics:
To download the complete guide, or for more information about tax and estate planning services for same-sex married couples, visit www.marcumllp.com. An interactive map providing state-by-state information on same-sex marriage unions is also available on the website.
Related articles: Expert Advice: How to Legally Protect Your Relationship
"While not a glamorous wedding, it really reflected who we are: a little tailored for Holly and little girly for me. And the most important people in the world to us were there to share it with us."Real Weddings 3233
Jason and Jason's love-filled wedding day was dappled with daisies, and shades of blue and violet.Real Weddings 5106
A few of our favorites for this year's most promising purchases to celebrate the best people in your life.Planning 635
even before sharing on social media!Planning 997
Katie and Michelle’s engagement shoot encompasses their love of nature, cribbage, good beer, and, of course, each otherEngagement 2647
City dwellers Challie and Lina's engagement photo session displays their affection for each other and Brooklyn's neighborhood of WilliamsburgEngagement 1667
My partner and I have a unique engagement story. We both identify as queer and my partner, Owen, is transgender. Although we often subscribe to what "men and women" do in relationship, we wanted to be sure that we were being very intentional about how to move forward together and which traditions felt good to us.Engagement 3102
Marriage equality on the rise in the deep south!Marriage Equality News 634
It's official: Arizona is No. 31 for states with marriage equality!Marriage Equality News 905