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State Tax Commission issues filing status guidelines for same-sex couples

Article Date: 
24 January, 2014 (All day)

The Utah State Tax Commission announced that same sex couples who file as married on their federal income tax returns for 2013 may also file as married on their state income tax return.
“Same-sex couples whose marriages were performed in Utah pursuant to the federal district court’s order between Dec. 20, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2013, or whose marriages were solemnized in other states before Dec. 31, 2013, may file individual State income returns as ‘married,’” said Charlie Roberts, spokesperson for the Tax Commission.
A notice addressing the filing status questions is found on the Tax Commission website at tax.utah.gov. 
Roberts said the purpose of this announcement is to provide individual income tax guidance for the 2013 tax year.  
Utah taxpayers who are directly impacted by this announcement and have specific tax-related questions on the issue may call the Tax Commission customer service line at 801 297-2200.