Sept. 16 was a watershed tax day for some same-sex married couples. From that day forward, they must file as married -- jointly or separately.That means their added filing tasks come to an end when it comes to completing both federal and state tax returns.Other gay and lesbian couples, however, are finding that their tax-time double duty has simply shifted to state paperwork. All the shuffling of state and federal 1040 forms is thanks to the Supreme Court's June 26 decision that invalidated the part of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, that defined marriage as between one man and one woman.The good news for gay and lesbian couples continued in late August, when the Internal Revenue Service announced that it would implement a "state of celebration" standard when it comes to federal return filing.State of celebration refers to the jurisdiction in which the couple was married, meaning the same-sex pair can file their federal taxes as married even if they live in a state that does not ...
Orthodontist Dr. Larry Kawa on reports HHS Secretary Sebelius is soliciting companies for donations.
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, (R-Texas), on the investigation into the IRS scandal.
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
Global X Funds CEO Bruno Del Ama and AverageJoeOptions.com founder Todd Horwitz on Cisco Systems’ third-quarter results and the outlook for H&R Block .
Stossel holds a 'real or fake' contest about taxes, exposes hidden fees and looks at an IRS parody video
Former Gov. Haley Barbour, (R-Miss.), on HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking companies for financial donations to help implement health-care reform.
According to the old saying, you shouldn't talk about religion or politics in polite company. Add one more to the list of conversational taboos: Credit card debt. Th...
Donald Trump weighs in
FBN’s tax experts discuss the government’s efforts to enforce tax policy.
Starting next year the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will require most Americans to have health insurance.That means unless you qualify for an exemption...
U.S. tax preparer H&R Block Inc ((NYSE:HRB) reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as higher costs outweighed a sharp rise in revenue, sending its shares dow...
According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, consumers will load an estimated $200 billion on prepaid cards this year. But if you're considering one of these cards, you m...
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are tied for first, while Delta falls behind
For the first time Consumer Reports has ranked the best and worst prepaid cards. The investigation found that prepaid card fees have dropped, and that many cards off...
Barron’s Asia Editor Leslie Norton on the likely winning and losing stocks of potential immigration reform legislation.
'Second Term Scandals': House Republicans launch own probe and call for independent investigation after Health and Human Services secretary raises more questions than answers with testimony about fundraising efforts for Affordable Care Act
Rep. Joe Barton, (R-Texas), on reports HHS Secretary Sebelius is soliciting private companies for donations to fund the health-care law.