Top 10 tax tips
4. Legally married same-sex couples: Check details
For the first time, legally married same-sex couples will file their federal taxes as married filing jointly or married filing separately. The couples do not have to reside in the state in which they were legally married to qualify. The new IRS rules do not apply to domestic partnerships or civil unions. Because state income tax laws vary, same-sex couples may want to get help from a local CPA.