Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Massachusetts Tax Tricks

Same-sex couples who want the benefits of filing a joint state return have a lot to learn this year. They can find primers at the comonwealth department of revenue and at Bay Windows newspaper.

The tax department offers the captivatingly titled, Technical Information Release 04-17: Massachusetts Tax Issues Associated with Same-Sex Marriages. It gets right to the nits and grits of combining depedents and allowable unreimbursed business deductions.

The Bay Windows article Seeking tax advice has a few specifics, but is mostly conceptual. It has several sides to the question about whether a couple should try to file their federal form as married filing jointly.

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