The restrictions imposed by the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) have left the marital status of many same-sex couples in a state of confusion when it comes to life and financial planning. As the deadline for filing federal tax returns draws near, significant questions and disarray regarding tax filing requirements keep circulating on the list serve. The National LGBT Bar Association is pleased to host a national call-in that focuses on issues of tax law. The panelists will address significant questions and confusion regarding DOMA and tax filing status, Registered Domestic Partnership status, community property rules, and the lack of clarity and guidance as relates to tax payers in the LGBT community. Speakers include Patricia Cain, Inez Mabie, Distinguished Professor of Law at Santa Clara Law and Katie D. Fletcher, past president of the National LGBT Bar Association.