The Revenue Department U.S. (IRS) reported that already may concern equally for tax purposes as homosexual and heterosexual marriages.
The rule applies in all states of the country, whether it legally recognizes gay marriage or not. This ensures that “legally married gay couples can move freely across the country knowing their federal tax status will not change,” said Jack Lew, secretary of the IRS.
The IRS explained that gay couples can begin to fill in their tax returns as married in 2013 and apply relevant returns since 2010, since there is a limit of three years to enforce these requests. The decree is only optional for legally married couples, but not in civil unions or formal relationships recognized by certain states.