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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.

 

  California  Maryland  Rhode Island
  Connecticut  Massachusetts  South Carolina
  Delaware  Minnesota  Utah
  District of Columbia  New Hampshire  Vermont
  Hawaii  New Jersey  Washington
  Indiana  New Mexico  Wisconsin
  Iowa  North Carolina 
  Maine  New York 

 

 

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.

Virginia

  Alabama  Idaho  Mississippi  Ohio  Virginia
  Alaska  Illinois  Montana  Pennsylvania  West Virginia
  Arizona  Kansas  Nebraska  South Carolina 
  Arkansas  Kentucky  Nevada  South Dakota 
  Florida  Louisiana  North Dakota  Tennessee 
  Georgia  Michigan  Oklahoma  Texas 

 

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