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As a same-sex couple, what filing status should we choose on our state return?

If you are a legally married same sex couple, you'll file as a married couple in these states. On your federal return, you'll file either as married filing jointly (MFJ) or married filing separately (MFS).

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia (Washington)
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Legally married same-sex couples cannot file as a married couple on these states' tax returns.

 State  Link to State Information
 Alabama  Tax Filing Status for Same-Sex Couples
 Arkansas  Which filing status
 Georgia  Guidance-same sex couples filing in Georgia
 Idaho  Info for Same-Sex Couples
 Kansas  Guidance for Same-Sex Couples
 Kentucky  Same-Sex Married Couples Filing Guidance
 Louisiana              Impact of IRS Revenue Ruling 2013-17
 Michigan  Same-Sex Couples Filing MI Tax Returns
 Mississippi  Individual Income Tax FAQs
 (Scroll down to "Does MS recognized same-sex marriage")      
 Nebraska  Tax Guidance for Individuals in a Same-Sex Marriage
 North Dakota  Filing by Individuals in a Same-Sex Marriage
 Ohio  Filing guidelines

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