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Illinois Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage; Missouri Allows Legally Married Same-Sex Couples to File Joint State Tax Returns


Happy same sex coupleJust 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.


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