May 21, 2014 · Married same-sex couples in Pennsylvania are now afforded the same tax and legal benefits as married opposite-sex couples under both federal and state law. Most notably in Pennsylvania, all married couples (same and opposite sex) can file joint state income tax returns and will not be subject to inheritance tax on transfers to a surviving spouse. Apr 25, 2019 · All tax returns are now prepared and filed using one of the married filing statuses when taxpayers are married. There are non-tax benefits, too. Same sex married couples are now eligible for Social Security benefits based on a spouse's earnings history in all 50 states.
For all taxes administered by the Tax Department, any references in the Tax Law or department documents to: spouse or married individual includes a person in a marriage with a same-sex spouse; husband, wife, and spouse should be read as gender neutral to . The tax system offers us a detailed and damning description of American inequality. It is through reporting to the Internal Revenue Service that we are best able to trace the trajectory of top incomes across the full sweep of the last century—an approach pioneered by Thomas Piketty and his colleagues for national top income shares, and recently replicated at the state level by Mark Price and.
Tax policy and economic inequality in the United States discusses how tax policy affects the distribution of income and wealth in the United States. Income inequality can be measured before- and after-tax; this article focuses on the after-tax aspects. May 25, 2011 · Tax Day Reminds Same-Sex Couples of Inequality. 05/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011 With Tax Day upon us, Americans across the country are signing checks made out to the IRS. For the married lesbian and gay couples in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and California (and soon for those in Iowa and Vermont), that check might bring a little Author: Naomi G. Goldberg, Gary J. Gates.