Skip to comments.New IRS rule might mean tax break for same-sex couples
Posted on 03/06/2011 9:28:05 AM PST by Salman
SACRAMENTO, Calif -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Many same-sex couples are getting a tax break this year from the IRS, according to new requirements to report their combined income on federal tax returns.
Under "income splitting," the IRS is requiring all same-sex married couples or registered domestic partners in Washington state, California and Nevada to divide their combined income equally and report it on their separate tax returns.
For some couples, it will mean more money in their 2010 refund; for others, they'll pay more in taxes.
Either way, the change is significant, both monetarily and emotionally, officials of Lambda Legal, the national gay and lesbian legal rights group, said Tuesday in a conference call with reporters.
Peter Renn, a Los Angeles-based Lambda attorney, hailed the new IRS requirement as a money-saver for many same-sex couples, as well as another step to "move the ball forward" in recognizing their rights.
Those who will save the most are same-sex couples with the biggest disparities in income. For instance, a couple where one earns $100,000 and the other is a stay-at-home spouse with little or no income, will split their combined community earnings on their individual tax returns, with each reporting $50,000 in income. The result: an overall lower tax bill for both.
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“Registered domestic partners.” Sounds kinda Communist to me.
If it means reduced federal spending, anything that reduces the amount of cash going to the feds is a good thing.
Imagine that, more of that there blind justice, all are created equal, political directive stuff again, eh?
Why don't they just cut to the case and fund roadside bulletin boards that state "Vote democrat and qualify for a discount".
I guess we’ll just have to be fair about it.
No more filing joint returns for anybody.
Now, how is the IRS going to verify the accuraccy of these returns???
There won’t be any supporting paperwork, no W-2’s, no mortgage statements, no dividend records, no medical bills tying out to the amount on the returns.
It’s open season for fraud and unreported income.
How do you prove you’re gay?
Same-sex couples, being childless mostly, deserve more than just the tax breaks that families-with-kids enjoy. They deserve all the incidental benefits too: someone to visit them and take them to dinner on holidays, someone to care for them in old age, someone to take their last name, someone to remember them when they’re gone. So, let’s propose a new federal law mandating all of those things for same-sex couples.
And since same-sex couples earn more on average (I believe) than opposite-sex couples, let’s tax the same-sex couples for the difference, and distribute it.
Yep - and the MSM wants conservatives to throw grandpa under the Social Security Bus for this????
Just one more example of how Kalifornicate is enabling that degenerate, depraved percentage of the population. In Kalifornicate, it’s OK TO BE GAY and we’ll give you a tax break to boot!
That state is utterly lost and their disease is spreading to the rest of this country.
Someone tells you you were born that way, and then you say to other people, "That guy over there said so."
That is going to be one disturbing audit.
"Right here, on the desk. IRS regulations require it."
Tax preparers such as Guy Crouch, a Sacramento CPA who does 75 or 80 tax returns a year for same-sex couples,
Guy Crouch? Did someone just trick the newspaper with a made up name for a gay porn star for this story?
A little more seriously, how does the IRS just make rules for this? It seems like the definition of marriage for federal tax purposes would be determined by Congress instead of just some bureaucrat in the IRS building.
Do they also suffer the marriage penalty?
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The Sodomy Subsidy.
And the Kenyan ape wants to raise our taxes to subsidize tax breaks for the fags?
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The fact that our country (actually the ruling leftist and RINO-leftist-lite elites) are shoving the homo-nazi agenda on everyone is a very bad sign. Our Republic will only work based on moral absolutes; it will not function with a sick and depraved population or promoting depraved immorality as a public standard. It just won't work. Rough waters ahead.
Congress needs to get to the bottom of this and someone should be called on the carpet for usurping the authority of the House....
OMG. Your photo post is hysterical. Had to go back to find the tower!!!.....
The people who wanted conservatives “out of their bedroom” now want the feds crawling all over their bedroom.
Wonder how they’ll feel about registering & having to show their papers?
I’m in complete agreement with your assessment of California’s political landscape, but keep in mind that this is a push by the socialists/anarchists in the White House to promote perversion through the federal tax code. Perverts in Nevada and Washington, as community property states, and states that don’t recognize same-sex “marriage,” will also be allowed to split incomes.
It is just a very small step, after DADT is fully implemented, to mandating this nationwide.
What we see here is a scam: one is paying taxes on income that wasn't theirs and another is not! I don't care if they are "registered domestic partners" or what: if required to file separately they should pay tax on what each alone earned. Under what legislative mandate is IRS allowed or required to make this rule change?
Even heterosexual married couples can file separately which is not often beneficial but if one might be hiding income it offer protection.
It reminds me of the scam that is RUBS (ratio utility billing system) for apts and condos: you pay a calculated proportion of a whole rather than what you actually used. Those who conserve, subsidise the wasters! When we were transitioned to RUBS from pay-for-use our water bill rose 70%.