June 13, 2014
David Glusman, Advisory Services Partner, Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Article, "Recent Developments Affect Tax Filing For Same-Sex Couples in Certain States."
By Rishi Agrawal
Same-sex couples can now get married in Pennsylvania, Oregon and Illinois and that has important implications for their 2014 state income tax returns.
Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriage.
Latest Developments. Federal district courts have issued rulings in Whitewood v. Wolf in Pennsylvania and Geiger v. Kitzhaber in Oregon, striking down those states' bans on same-sex marriage. On June 1, a marriage equality bill, S.B. 10, went into effect in Illinois.
Though the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has not yet issued guidance for same-sex married couples for 2014, "It is fairly clear that Pennsylvania will follow what other states have done and what the federal court has ordered," David Glusman, the partner-in-charge of the Philadelphia Region of Marcum LLP, said. "For 2014, [same-sex married couples in Pennsylvania] are good to go."
Previously, married same-sex couples in Pennsylvania were required to file their state returns separately.