Category: DOMA

Introducing McMahon & Associates IRS Tax Attorneys – Video Series

When you need heart surgery, you want a heart surgeon, not your primary care physician. When the IRS comes knocking at your door, you want experienced tax counsel. McMahon & Associates exclusively handles IRS tax disputes. It the IRS is coming after you for an audit, an undeclared foreign bank account or trying to seize your property, you need a tax specialist who knows the IRS inside and out.

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3 Significant Tax Related Court Decisions of 2013

Who says tax law is boring? Here are three court decisions from 2013 that will have a significant impact tax cases and tax law in the future.

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Federal Tax Return Guidelines for Same-Sex Married Couples

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department have ruled that legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for federal tax purposes, including income and gift and estate taxes. Starting with their 2013 tax returns, same-sex married couples generally must use “married filing jointly” or “married filing separately” filing status.

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DOMA and Income Tax Refunds

Can same-sex married couples file amended federal income tax return/refund claims based on the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor or the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)? The federal recognition of same-sex marriages means gay couples could be entitled to tax refunds for filing situations for which married couples receive tax breaks.

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The Tax Implications of DOMA

A tax issue is at the heart of the United States v. Windsor or the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) decision by the Supreme Court of the United States.  It has potentially far-reaching implications that will affect federal, and most likely state, tax policies, including the estate and gift taxes and income tax.

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