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The latest news about the Internal Revenue Service and how policies of the IRS affect LGBT Americans. After section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, the IRS announced that legally married same-sex couples would be treated as such for federal tax purposes. The United States IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury responsible for collecting taxes from Americans and enforcing the Internal Revenue Code. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

6 Ways Same-Sex Married Couples Can Prepare for Tax Time

This is the first year that some same-sex couples will be able to file federal taxes jointly. Here are a few ways to make sure you keep your fair share.

WATCH: NOM Can't Recoup $700K in Legal Fees

NOM claimed that the IRS intentionally leaked its tax returns, and spent nearly a million dollars failing to prove it.

NOM Loses Again, This Time In IRS Suit

The ruling in the National Organization for Marriage's case against the Internal Revenue Service is another in a string of legal setbacks for the antigay group.

Social Security Paying Survivor Benefits to Married Gay, Lesbian Couples

The Social Security Administration has started paying widows' and widowers' claims to surviving partners in legally recognized same-sex marriages.

IRS: No Matter Which State, Same-Sex Marriages Recognized

As the U.S. government implements the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA, legally wed same-sex couples will be able to file their federal taxes as such.