- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Department of Revenue says same-sex married couples in the state are also considered married for income tax filing purposes.

Guidance from the Internal Revenue Service last summer said same-sex couples who were legally married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage are considered married for federal income tax purposes, regardless of their state of residency.

A federal judge overturned Montana’s ban on same-sex marriage on Nov. 19.

Revenue Director Mike Kadas says the IRS guidance also applies to state taxes in Montana, meaning same-sex couples must file either as married filing jointly or married filing separately for tax year 2014 and every year after unless the marriage is legally dissolved.

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