ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland comptroller's office says same-sex married couples will not be permitted to file joint tax returns in the state.
Maryland would become the first state to legalize gay marriage without extending the privilege of joint tax returns to same-sex couples.
Kim Frum, a spokeswoman for Comptroller Peter Franchot, said that the state is bound by federal law that prohibits gay couples from filing jointly. Frum said that is because adjusted federal gross income is used to calculate Maryland state tax.
The comptroller's office acknowledges that some gay couples may face a greater tax burden as a result of the policy. The state attorney general's office said it is looking into the issue.
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