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Impact of the Supreme Court's DOMA decision on governmental plans


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Same sex couples will not be eligible for tax benefits in all circumstances. For example, tax exemption for health insurance benefit may only apply to same sex married couples living in 13 states & DC that recognize same sex marriage because IRS has relied on law of state where couple resides to determine if they are married under IRC since there is no statutory definition or regulation of spouse under tax law. See NYT article list of Known unknowns under federal laws. In other words same sex couple married in MD who reside in VA may not be married couple under IRC.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/your-money/how-the-supreme-court-ruling-will-affect-same-sex-spouses.html?pagewanted=all

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Yes, I actually dealt at length with those uncertainties in my article.

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