Ashlee Meyer (L) and partner KY Choi (R) sign their marriage license as they prepare to get married at City Hall in San Francisco, June 29, 2013.
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TAX FILING FOR SAME-SEX MARRIED COUPLES: This will be an historic tax filing season as married gay couples are not only allowed – they are required – to file their federal taxes as a married couple. Some couples will get hit with the “marriage penalty” and have to pay higher taxes. Some can go back and claim refunds from previous years. For state taxes, it’s a mess. Read more

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