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Old 09-15-2014, 07:11 AM
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I am marrying my domestic partner - What about her benefits?

Hi there! I'm getting married next month and I am wondering about my future spouse's benefits. She has been receiving domestic partner benefits through my employer and I have been paying tax on the fair market value of the benefits as imputed income. I understand that when I go to file, my 'married' filing status will be good for the whole year (a good thing). Is this also true of the imputed income? Will I be eligible for a refund of the whole year's withholdings on the imputed income, or will I just stop paying tax on the imputed income next month and lose the money I've paid so far?

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Hi there! I'm getting married next month and I am wondering about my future spouse's benefits. She has been receiving domestic partner benefits through my employer and I have been paying tax on the fair market value of the benefits as imputed income. I understand that when I go to file, my 'married' filing status will be good for the whole year (a good thing). Is this also true of the imputed income? Will I be eligible for a refund of the whole year's withholdings on the imputed income, or will I just stop paying tax on the imputed income next month and lose the money I've paid so far?

Thanks!
Hi there! I'm getting married next month and I am wondering about my future spouse's benefits. She has been receiving domestic partner benefits through my employer and I have been paying tax on the fair market value of the benefits as imputed income. I understand that when I go to file, my 'married' filing status will be good for the whole year (a good thing). =====>>>>> Congratulations to a beautiful couple. Wishing you a wonderful journey as you build your new life together. Registered domestic partners may not file a federal return using a married filing separately or jointly filing status. Registered domestic partners are not married under state law. Therefore, these taxpayers are not married for federal tax purposes; California and Oregon Washington, Maine, Hawaii and the District of Columbia are the only states that allow domestic partners to file jointly on state tax returns (they also let you deduct the cost of insurance from your taxes.). In jurisdictions that recognize such relationships, same-sex partners can obtain health insurance benefits, medical leave and can file joint state taxes.
Note; For tax year 2013 and going forward, same-sex spouses generally must file using a married filing separately or jointly filing status.even a taxpayer and his or her same-sex spouse can file a joint return if they were married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriages but they live in a state that does not recognize their marriage. For federal tax purposes, the IRS looks to state or foreign law to determine whether individuals are married.



Is this also true of the imputed income? Will I be eligible for a refund of the whole year's withholdings on the imputed income, or will I just stop paying tax on the imputed income next month and lose the money I've paid so far?========= as the imputed income is in relation to your employer. since your employer provides compensation to you in different forms of income except for just salary and bonuses and health insurance, the company has to calculate the value of those different forms of income and place it on your W-2 form. Common forms of other income include the personal use of a company car and group term life insurance in excess of $50K as well as other services such as child care.So as you can file return as MFJ, you can deduct the imputed income that is added to your pay to cover your same sex spouse’s portion of medical insurance costs.for example, Health insurance coverage is excluded from an employee's wages when it covers the employee, the spouse and dependents. The employer must also pay additional payroll taxes for offering this benefit.While the employer can deduct the cost of the additional payroll taxes,you, the employee, usually cannot claim the medical insurance as a deduction. In order to claim the medical insurance as a deduction, the insurance would have to cover a spouse or a dependent.so aslongas the benefit covers your same sex spouse then yes. Please contact the IRS fo rmore info in detail.


Hi there! I'm getting married next month and I am wondering about my future spouse's benefits. She has been receiving domestic partner benefits through my employer and I have been paying tax on the fair market value of the benefits as imputed income. I understand that when I go to file, my 'married' filing status will be good for the whole year (a good thing). =====>>>>> Congratulations to a beautiful couple. Wishing you a wonderful journey as you build your new life together. Registered domestic partners may not file a federal return using a married filing separately or jointly filing status. Registered domestic partners are not married under state law. Therefore, these taxpayers are not married for federal tax purposes; California and Oregon Washington, Maine, Hawaii and the District of Columbia are the only states that allow domestic partners to file jointly on state tax returns (they also let you deduct the cost of insurance from your taxes.). In jurisdictions that recognize such relationships, same-sex partners can obtain health insurance benefits, medical leave and can file joint state taxes.
Note; For tax year 2013 and going forward, same-sex spouses generally must file using a married filing separately or jointly filing status.even a taxpayer and his or her same-sex spouse can file a joint return if they were married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriages but they live in a state that does not recognize their marriage. For federal tax purposes, the IRS looks to state or foreign law to determine whether individuals are married.



Is this also true of the imputed income? Will I be eligible for a refund of the whole year's withholdings on the imputed income, or will I just stop paying tax on the imputed income next month and lose the money I've paid so far?=========>>>>>>>>>>>>> as the imputed income is in relation to your employer. since your employer provides compensation to you in different forms of income except for just salary and bonuses and health insurance, the company has to calculate the value of those different forms of income and place it on your W-2 form. Common forms of other income include the personal use of a company car and group term life insurance in excess of $50K as well as other services such as child care.So as you can file return as MFJ, you can deduct the imputed income that is added to your pay to cover your same sex spouse’s portion of medical insurance costs.for example, Health insurance coverage is excluded from an employee's wages when it covers the employee, the spouse and dependents. The employer must also pay additional payroll taxes for offering this benefit.While the employer can deduct the cost of the additional payroll taxes,you, the employee, usually cannot claim the medical insurance as a deduction. In order to claim the medical insurance as a deduction, the insurance would have to cover a spouse or a dependent.so aslongas the benefit covers your same sex spouse then yes. Please contact the IRS fo rmore info in detail.



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Hi there! I'm getting married next month and I am wondering about my future spouse's benefits. She has been receiving domestic partner benefits through my employer and I have been paying tax on the fair market value of the benefits as imputed income. I understand that when I go to file, my 'married' filing status will be good for the whole year (a good thing). Is this also true of the imputed income? Will I be eligible for a refund of the whole year's withholdings on the imputed income, or will I just stop paying tax on the imputed income next month and lose the money I've paid so far?

Thanks!
Hi there! I'm getting married next month and I am wondering about my future spouse's benefits. She has been receiving domestic partner benefits through my employer and I have been paying tax on the fair market value of the benefits as imputed income. I understand that when I go to file, my 'married' filing status will be good for the whole year (a good thing). =====>>>>> Congratulations to a beautiful couple. Wishing you a wonderful journey as you build your new life together. Registered domestic partners may not file a federal return using a married filing separately or jointly filing status. Registered domestic partners are not married under state law. Therefore, these taxpayers are not married for federal tax purposes; California and Oregon Washington, Maine, Hawaii and the District of Columbia are the only states that allow domestic partners to file jointly on state tax returns (they also let you deduct the cost of insurance from your taxes.). In jurisdictions that recognize such relationships, same-sex partners can obtain health insurance benefits, medical leave and can file joint state taxes.
Note; For tax year 2013 and going forward, same-sex spouses generally must file using a married filing separately or jointly filing status.even a taxpayer and his or her same-sex spouse can file a joint return if they were married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriages but they live in a state that does not recognize their marriage. For federal tax purposes, the IRS looks to state or foreign law to determine whether individuals are married.



Is this also true of the imputed income? Will I be eligible for a refund of the whole year's withholdings on the imputed income, or will I just stop paying tax on the imputed income next month and lose the money I've paid so far?========= as the imputed income is in relation to your employer. since your employer provides compensation to you in different forms of income except for just salary and bonuses and health insurance, the company has to calculate the value of those different forms of income and place it on your W-2 form. Common forms of other income include the personal use of a company car and group term life insurance in excess of $50K as well as other services such as child care.So as you can file return as MFJ, you can deduct the imputed income that is added to your pay to cover your same sex spouse’s portion of medical insurance costs.for example, Health insurance coverage is excluded from an employee's wages when it covers the employee, the spouse and dependents. The employer must also pay additional payroll taxes for offering this benefit.While the employer can deduct the cost of the additional payroll taxes,you, the employee, usually cannot claim the medical insurance as a deduction. In order to claim the medical insurance as a deduction, the insurance would have to cover a spouse or a dependent.so aslongas the benefit covers your same sex spouse then yes. Please contact the IRS fo rmore info in detail.



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