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Category: State Tax Questions

Same-Sex Couples State Filing Information

States Where Same-Sex Marriage Is Supported

There are multiple states that have legalized same-sex marriage and now allow you and your spouse to file as Married Filing Joint or Married Filing Separate. Within the table below, you will see a list of states that allow you to file both your federal and state tax returns as Married Filing Joint or Married Filing Separate.

 

CaliforniaMaineNew Mexico
ConnecticutMarylandNew York
DelawareMassachusettsRhode Island
District of ColumbiaMinnesotaUtah
HawaiiNew HampshireVermont
IowaNew JerseyWashington

 

Same-Sex Couple Married In Another State

Some states do not allow same-sex marriage, but they do allow couples who are legally married in another state to file their state return as Married Filing Joint or Married Filing Separate. Please review the table below to determine which states allow this. You may also click on the state name for additional information on the subject.

Missouri
Colorado
Oregon

 

States That Do Not Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Many states do not allow same-sex couples to file as "married" on their state returns. Please review the table below to see which states do not allow same-sex couples to file with this designation. You may also click on the state name for additional information on the subject.

AlabamaIdahoMichiganNorth DakotaTennessee
AlaskaIllinoisMississippiOklahomaTexas
ArizonaIndianaMontanaOhioVirginia
ArkansasKansasNebraskaPennsylvaniaWest Virginia
FloridaKentuckyNevadaSouth CarolinaWisconsin
GeorgiaLouisianaNorth CarolinaSouth Dakota 

 

For more information on filing your federal return, please click here.