Study: Same-sex couples pay more in taxes

A new study says that same-sex spouses are paying more to Uncle Sam than their heterosexual counterparts. The study conducted for CNNMoney by tax specialists says that married gay Americans pay as much

News 12 Staff

Dec 28, 2011, 4:31 AM

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Study: Same-sex couples pay more in taxes
A new study says that same-sex spouses are paying more to Uncle Sam than their heterosexual counterparts. The study conducted for CNNMoney by tax specialists says that married gay Americans pay as much as $6,000 per year in taxes.
Since the federal government does not recognize gay marriage, same-sex couples can't combine income and deductions, which would lead to lower tax rates.
The state of New Jersey recognizes civil unions but not same-sex marriage.


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