Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know by now that the Supreme Court has ruled it’s unconstitutional for states to ban same-sex marriage. In effect, the ruling legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states.
What you might not know is that the ruling has lots of implications for CPAs.
A slew of services — from tax preparation to health care to financial planning to employee benefits — are being re-examined in the wake of the ruling.
Thankfully, it didn’t take long for the financial advice to start flowing. Here is just a sampling of the guidance that has surfaced since the ruling came down.
- Wolters Kluwer issues tax briefings on Supreme Court rulings and trade bill (from Accounting Today)
- How the change in marriage laws could impact employers and benefits (from the Baltimore Business Journal)
- Smart tax and estate planning tips for LGBT couples (from Financial Planning)
- Tax, estate planning, benefits opportunities after Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision (from Forbes)
- Supreme Court’s marriage ruling ends couples’ tax, personal-finance confusion (from Financial Advisor)
- Tax and financial implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality (from CPA Practice Advisor)
- Five money questions gay couples need to ask after the Supreme Court ruling (from The Washington Post)
- How the SCOTUS same-sex ruling impacts couples’ finances (from NBC News)
- Marriage ruling streamlines employee benefits administration (from Employee Benefit Adviser)
- Gay marriage ruling: 5 estate planning steps for clients (from FinancialPlanning.com)
- Gay marriage’s big benefit is Social Security (from Financial Advisor)