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House bill offers refunds to same-sex couples

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Tax Hot Topics newsletter The House of Representatives passed the Promoting Respect for Individuals Dignity and Equality (PRIDE) Act (H.R. 3299) by voice vote on July 24.

The bill, which was similarly approved by the Ways and Means Committee in June, extends the statute of limitations for lawfully married same-sex couples to amend their returns to change their filing status back to the year of their marriage under state law. It also scrubs the tax code of gender-specific references to marriage.

It is uncertain when the Senate will consider the bill, but its low $57 million cost makes it a good candidate for eventual enactment.

Contacts:
Dustin Stamper
Managing Director
Washington National Tax Office
T +1 202 861 4144

Omair Taher
Senior Associate
Washington National Tax Office
T +1 202 861 4143

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