Same-sex couples plan filing NC taxes as married - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

Same-sex couples plan filing NC taxes as married

Posted: Updated:

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Gay and lesbian activists are protesting North Carolina's ban against same-sex marriage as they file their income tax statements.

The Campaign for Southern Equality said Thursday that some same-sex couples are filing their state tax returns as joint and married couples rather than unmarried singles.

North Carolina bans recognition of same-sex marriages performed in states where it's legal. Activists say that results in gay and lesbian couples filing their federal taxes jointly and state taxes as singles.

The gay-rights group says one lesbian couple from Mocksville that plans to jointly file their state taxes this year saved $4,000 on their federal taxes because they were legally able to file as a married couple.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.