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).
- District of Columbia (Washington)
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
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|
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