BUZZ: How gay married couples could face an obstacle with their SC taxes

Posted by ANDREW SHAIN on January 11, 2014 

Same-sex couples wedded in states that allow gay marriage could find an obstacle when they try to file their South Carolina income-tax returns.

The Internal Revenue Service will allow same-sex married couples to file their federal income taxes jointly even in states, like South Carolina, that ban gay marriage.

But the S.C. Department of Revenue proposes requiring those couples to file separately, a proposal the state agency now is seeking comments on. Same-sex married couples would have to complete another set of individual federal tax forms as single filers to use in calculating their South Carolina income tax returns, the department said

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