Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Virginia is refusing to follow the IRS's tax treatment of same-sex couples. The Attorney General and the Virginia Department of Taxation has held that allowing same-sex married couples to file their taxes jointly is a violation of state law. Currently, Virginia law as well as a state constitutional amendment disallow the recognition of benefits to same-sex couples.
See Rachelle Hellams, Virginia to Treat Same-Sex Married Couples As Separate Individuals, Wealth Strategies, Dec. 2, 2013.
Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.