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Some call it an important step on the road to quality.
Following the supreme court's ruling on the defense of marriage act in June.
Thursday the department of treasury notes that -- -- sex couples will be allowed to file joint tax returns with the IRS.
So I think everywhere should be treated absolutely people I think it's great you know give gay couples operate.
Treasury Secretary -- blew released a statement saying today's ruling provides certainty.
And clear coherent tax filing guidance for all legally married -- sex couples nationwide.
He provides access to benefits responsibilities.
And protections under federal tax law that all Americans deserve.
Everybody should have the right to take care of each other especially if they're going to be in a long.
Committed relationship and it just it makes sense.
This decision married same sex couples will now be treated equally in the eyes of the federal government.
Giving him access to social security and pension benefit but it does.
-- mean more cash many couples will see little to no difference.
And some couples in the higher income tax brackets that would be more subject to their marriage penalty rules that have always built and for traditional couples may see their tax bill go see.
EPA Chris -- -- -- for the decision -- gay couples had to file separate returns under the community property.
Every case is different.
Based on his analysis.
Lower income couples would most likely to see a noticeable difference however even if they pay more now.
Can -- says the ruling does have significant long term benefits for all married same sex couples.
One out of that individuals passes away at a survivor could be eligible for pension benefits.
As survivor could be eligible for Social Security benefits.
Where this wasn't allowed.
Under -- in the past.
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