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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.

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.

November 28 2014 3:55 AM

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

October 20 2014 1:38 PM

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.

June 05 2014 5:21 PM

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

December 16 2013 4:08 PM

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.

August 29 2013 3:15 PM