IRS decrees and Taxpayers obey.Submitted by Al S on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 17:52
"29 August 2013
Issue Number: IR-2013-72
Treasury and IRS Announce That All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes; Ruling Provides Certainty, Benefits and Protections Under Federal Tax Law for Same-Sex Married Couples
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction that does not recognize same-sex marriage."
And so it begins. The IRS has formalized this and far be it from any Jurisdiction to proclaim a counter opinion.
So it is the Supreme Court who (rightly) decides, and regardless of what Treasury thinks, the IRS who (arbitrarily) implements. The Congress, and the White House can sit back and watch what's going on, without a word of advice. Guess that's the way that it happens, but seems to me something's lacking here, like a say so from elected representatives. But who gets to either endorse or object? This is about money, and the decisions affect the whole nation in that way. I just do not like the IRS saying what it will do, no ifs ands or buts about it. Maybe it's just me.