Married same-sex couples in Utah can file joint state taxes, commission says

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 16, 2014 3:28 PM

(Reuters) - Same-sex couples married in Utah following a U.S. federal court ruling that struck down the state's ban on gay marriage can jointly file their state taxes, the State Tax Commission said in a statement on Thursday.

To be eligible, gay or lesbian couples must have wed before the end of the tax year, the commission said in a notice that pointed out the U.S. Supreme Court had not issued a stay of the district court ruling before the end of 2013. Utah is appealing the decision striking down its ban on gay marriage.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Scott Malone)