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I am a California enrolled agent experienced in preparing returns for Same-Sex couples.

California

Does recognize same-sex marriages in the state

Does recognize validity of same-sex marriages performed in another state

The authority for the recognition of these marriages are based within case law.


Source: Hollingsworth v. Perry


Source: In re Marriage Cases, 43 Cal.4th 757 (2008)

See specifically page 16


Source: California Family Code Section 308

See specifically sections b and c



State Income Tax:
yes

Since the 2008 taxable year same-sex married couples had to file their California tax return either as married filing jointly or married filing separately in contrast to federal filing requirements.

 

As of 2013 no difference exists between California and federal.



State Guidance:
yes

official state of California Guidance


As of October 20, 2014