Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Health Care Bill Would Make Domestic Partner Benefits Tax Free

11/11/09 Gay Couples Law Blog, by law student Gideon Alper:

Currently, employees must pay taxes on the health benefits given to their domestic partners or same sex spouses. That's because DOMA doesn't let the IRS recognize same sex relationships.

The new health care bill would stop that. Instead, benefits given to to domestic partners would receive the same tax treatment as benefits given to opposite sex spouses.

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