Tax Resolution Services of Michigan, PLLC, Announces Tax Help for Married Same-Sex Couples
Farmington, MI, October 05, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- For same-sex married couples in Michigan, Tax Resolution Services of Michigan, PLLC, is here to provide comprehensive tax help. The IRS’s August 29 announcement that all legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for federal tax purposes, regardless of whether they live in a jurisdiction that recognizes their marriage, opens up a variety of tax issues for these couples. Tax Resolution Services of Michigan is available to provide tax assistance and advice on everything from filing amended returns for past tax years to handling this year’s more complicated returns. With a tax attorney and CPAs on staff, this tax help team is committed to using their expertise to help Michigan’s married same-sex couples derive the maximum benefit from the IRS’s recent ruling.
As Joel Schavrien, licensed CPA and Tax Resolution Services of Michigan co-owner, states, “This ruling creates an opportunity for same-sex married couples to maximize the federal benefits provided by marriage. That’s everything from filing jointly to saving on estate taxes. At Tax Resolution Services of Michigan, we understand that the changes in the Treasury Department’s treatment of same-sex married couples raise many questions for taxpayers, and we’re committed to helping you understand how the ruling can affect you and your same-sex spouse.”
One immediate change created by the ruling is that same-sex married couples must now file federal income tax returns for 2013 as married filing jointly or married filing separately. However, the ruling also means that these couples have the opportunity to file amended returns for past tax years, as filing as married can modify exemptions, deductions, and tax treatment of employee benefits. For those who overpaid tax by not filing as a married couple, Tax Resolution Services of Michigan can help file amended returns to claim the money owed to them by the IRS. In most cases, amended returns can be filed for 2010, 2011, and 2012, although some taxpayers may be eligible to file amended returns for additional years. The CPAs and tax attorney at Tax Resolution Services of Michigan can help determine the best course of action for each couple, ensuring they receive the money they’re rightly owed.
While the IRS's recent announcement is generally good news for same-sex married couples, it does mean that filing annual tax returns just got even more complicated. Although they are now required to file federal income tax returns as married (filing jointly or filing separately), in Michigan, they must still file as single filers, as the state does not recognize same-sex marriages. Schavrien states, “Our CPAs and tax attorney can help same-sex married couples in Michigan navigate through all the changes that the IRS announcement brought about. Our goal is to ensure each client understands how the tax codes apply to their specific situation and to put our knowledge to work to make certain they get the right answers to their particular tax issues. We’re proud to be able to use our expertise to assist married same-sex couples in Michigan, so if you need tax help, just give us a call!”
Serving Farmington Hills and the region, Tax Resolution Services of Michigan, PLLC, has been in business since 2002. With CPAs and a tax attorney on staff, this team specializes in all types of tax resolution and IRS assistance, including filing amended returns for past tax years.