Illinois Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage; Missouri Allows Legally Married Same-Sex Couples to File Joint State Tax Returns
Just days after the the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill legalizing same sex marriage, Governor Nixon announced he issued an executive order authorizing the Missouri Department of Revenue to accept joint returns from legally married same-sex couples that also file joint federal returns.
Both of these actions come a few months after the landmark Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which provided that the word “marriage” meant only a legal union between one man and one woman.
Now that the tax impact of this summer’s Supreme Court decision is coming into focus, it’s time to devise your year-end tax strategy. Request a tax planning guide and schedule a meeting to meet with your Brown Smith Wallace Tax Advisor.