The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it will apply community property laws to California, Washington, and Nevada registered domestic partners and California same-sex spouses to reflect “income-splitting”—in the same way that it applies those laws to different-sex married couples who file their federal income tax returns separately.
This change may affect your tax return. To help understand the new rules, Lambda Legal has developed and posted an FAQ and will be hosting two public teleconferences with a CPA and attorney on March 1st at 7:00 pm PST and March 16th at 7:00 pm PDT.
Use the links below to download Lambda Legal’s Community Property FAQ and to register for the teleconferences (Note: Information regarding the teleconference will be emailed 24 hours prior to each call. Only registered individuals ‘opted-in’ to receive email will receive the instructions.)
Download the FAQ
Register for the teleconferences here: http://www.lambdalegal.org/take-action/tax-season/irs-community-property-teleconferences.html.
There will also be a town hall meeting. Information on that below.
The IRS Meets Community Property: A Tax & Financial Planning Seminar
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Town Hall – Downstairs, 1119 8th Ave. (at Seneca), Seattle, WA
*Note: the event location has changed from Seattle U Law School to Town Hall* Washington registered domestic partners are facing unprecedented opportunities and challenges regarding 2010 income tax filings. Join us for this free, informative seminar as our panel of experts discuss these unique state and federal tax issues, and provide helpful tips for this year’s filings and beyond. Co-sponsored by the Pride Foundation. To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Anna Wipfler at 212-809-8585, ext. 286.