More Tax Help and Outreach

Below are additional resources to help tax practitioners and individual tax preparers navigate through the intricate tax laws that affect the LGBT community.

Tax Blogs

LGBT Tax Listserv

The National LGBT Bar Association has assembled a listserv of experienced tax professionals working together to clarify complex LGBT tax law issues. To join the LGBT Bar’s listserv, email us at

Help from the IRS

If you receive a notice from the IRS involving a same-sex tax issue, it may take time and effort to resolve. Be aware that many letters are generated automatically and that you may easily resolve the issue by calling the IRS or responding with a letter. More complicated matters may require assistance from a tax preparer, and the IRS also offers help selecting one. Read “Tactics for Getting the IRS on the Phone” for additional advice on how to reach the IRS.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the IRS, may also help resolve your tax problem. You may reach the Taxpayer Advocate Service at (877) 777-4778. Lastly, you may also contact your U.S. Senator’s office where staff familiar with resolving IRS issues are available.


Contact Your Senator

For a full list of senators and their contact information, please use the directory provided at the United States Senate website. Included is contact information for senators representing the four community property states:

Senate Directory


  • Barbara Boxer (D)

312 N. Spring Street, Suite 1748, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 894-5000
Fax: (202) 224-0357
Web link:

  • Diane Feinstein (D)

One Post Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 393-0707
Fax: (415) 393-0710
Web Link:


  • Dean Heller (R)

Bruce Thompson Federal Building
400 S. Virginia Street, Suite 738, Reno, NV 89501
Phone: (702) 686-5770
Fax: (702) 686-5729
Web Link:

  • Harry Reid (D)

Lloyd D. George Building
333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8016, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 388-5020
Fax: (702) 388-5030
Web Link:

New Mexico

  • Martin Heinrich (D)

625 Silver Ave. SW, Suite 130, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 346-6601
Fax: (505) 346-6780
Web Link:

  • Tom Udall (D)

120 South Federal Place, Suite 302, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 988-6511
Web Link:


  • Maria Cantwell (D)

W. 920 Riverside, Suite 697, Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: (509) 353-2507
Fax: (509) 353-2547
Web Link:

  • Patty Murray (D)

2988 Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174
Phone: (206) 553-5545
Toll Free: (866) 481-9168
Fax: (206) 553-0891
Web Link: