Idaho Clarifies Same-Sex Couples Must File Separate Tax Returns


The Idaho legislature’s House Revenue and Taxation Committee decided on Tuesday that same-sex couples who reside in the state must file separate tax returns, the Associated Press reported.

The committee decided that because the state constitution bans same-sex marriage, couples must file separate state returns, even though the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act allows same-sex couples to file joint federal tax returns.

Married gay couples living in Idaho must recalculate their federal taxes as individuals in order to file separate state tax returns, according to the AP.