The IRS will have to extend its tax filing season this year because of the partial government shutdown last October. But the April 15 deadline still stands. More on new tax filing rules for 2014 from IRS.gov and more.
If you got legally married in a state or country that recognizes same-sex marriage, the IRS will recognize your union, regardless of where you live now. The IRS will not grant joint filing status to civil unions or domestic partnerships, however.
The Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act could save thousands of dollars in federal taxes for gay and lesbian couples. In 13 states, just the ability to file jointly would mean an extra $6,100 in tax deductions for same-sex couples.