Below are additional resources to help tax practitioners and individual tax preparers navigate through the intricate tax laws that affect the LGBT community.
- Same Sex Tax
- Tax Prof Blog
- The Less Obvious Tax Consequences from the Fall of DOMA
- Notice 2014-19 and the Application of Windsor to Qualified Retirement Plans
- The Tax Implications Of Today’s Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision
- The Tax Implications of Obergefell v. Hodges
- Gay Stetson Law Prof Challenges IRS’s Denial Of Deduction For In-Vitro Fertilization, Surrogacy Expenses
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.