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Same-sex couples to get tax break under Biden plan


Build back better: same-sex couples to get tax break under Biden plan

  • The proposed change to federal tax law would allow certain same-sex couples to file amended returns.
  • Supporters argue the change would correct the inequity in the current tax law.
  • Some same-sex couples could potentially receive a tax refund if the change becomes law.

WASHINGTON – A little-noticed provision in President Joe Biden’s plan to expand the nation’s social safety net could mean tax relief for some same-sex couples.

Same-sex couples who were legally married under state law before 2010 – before the federal government recognized same-sex unions – could amend their tax returns and file claims for federal tax benefits under of the latest version of Biden’s Build Back Better plan.

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