Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 1 Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (1 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   1 comment
OpEdNews Op Eds

Proposed State Tax Ruling Unfair, Says LGBT Advocacy Group

By       Message Rob Groce     Permalink
      (Page 2 of 2 pages) Become a premium member to see this article and all articles as one long page.
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Funny 1  
View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H3 1/14/14

Because some who are eligible for the new federal ruling might assume that it's also applicable to state taxes, leading to filings that will need correction, Cheek implies that SCDOR hopes the proposed ruling would avoid difficulties for itself and taxpayers while its office simply operates according to the state constitution.

Cheek also points out that the Revenue Ruling is only a draft and can still be changed.

"We encourage persons to read the proposal and provide their feedback and comments."

The advocacy group contests that SCDOR is obligated to seek or incorporate this ruling, however, offering recent example from another state in comparison.

Missouri also has restrictive definition of marriage in its laws and state constitution, but in November 2013 Gov. Jay Nixon issued executive order allowing same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns.

Wilson of SC Equality notes, "If Missouri could find a way to make it work, so could South Carolina."

Not allowing joint filings would also impose "undue hardship" on SCDOR itself, he says.

"This will make the return more difficult to audit and require manual processing of the return."

Wilson also questions the true intentions of the proposal.

"(SCDOR's) ruling is one that is purposely intended to reject federal definition of 'married spouse,' and South Carolina's same-sex couples (will) pay the price."

SCDOR is accepting comments on the proposal by email to majorsg(AT) through through January 17.

Public meeting on the issue begins at 9 a.m. on January 22 in conference room MPC02 of SCDOR's office building (300-A Outlet Pointe Blvd. in Columbia).

South Carolina has approximately 1,600 households with same-sex partners who were legally married in other states. 

Next Page  1  |  2


- Advertisement -

Funny 1  
View Ratings | Rate It
A progressive political insider (and meddler) in the red state of South Carolina, Rob Groce operates his own blog, ROBservations (

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Thomas Ravenel: Politics to Prison to Television - and Back to Politics?

A New Moderate "American Party" Is Forming

Fake Democrats and Funky Elections in the 'Insane Asylum' of South Carolina

10 years after Hurricane Katrina, Harry Shearer's documentary on the disaster still has bite

A Community Response to Homophobic Legislation

Proposed State Tax Ruling Unfair, Says LGBT Advocacy Group