Friday, January 23, 2009


Just calculated my taxes after having had Kyle covered under my medical insurance since March. Because I have just retired it is hard to tease out an exact cost but my taxes are about $4,000 more than last year. No refund this time around. I owe.

This is because the IRS and the NYS Dept of Taxation considers benefits for MY SPOUSE taxable. That would not be the case if we were and opposite sex couple.

Just an FYI for any who think marriage equity isn't important.

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