March 06, 2013
Marcum's LGBT & Non-Traditional Family Practice Group Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer Article "LGBT Planning"
By Erin E. Arvedlund
Accounting and advisory firm Marcum LLP introduced an interactive online map last month that tracks the status of same-sex marriages in each of the 50 states and how such unions are treated for tax purposes.
The firm created the tool for clients of Marcum's national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and non-traditional family practice group. You can view the status of same-sex marriages state by state. A pop-up chart with a highlighted state reveals whether same-sex marriage or rights similar to marriage are recognized there, and the effective date of the applicable law. The map also notes whether it is a community property state and whether protective tax-refund claims or amended allocated tax returns should be filed. The map can be accessed at www.marcumllp.com/LGBT-Unions.