Individual income filing status; married persons. (HB444)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Individual income filing status; married persons. Provides that only those persons who are in a union that is a marriage recognized under Virginia law may file a joint Virginia income tax return for married persons or a separate Virginia income tax return as a spouse. Amends § 58.1-324, § 58.1-326, § 58.1-341, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/05/2014Committee
01/05/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101087D
01/05/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
01/21/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB444)
02/12/2014Left in Finance

Comments

Equality Virginia, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Equality Virginia opposes this bill because it discriminates against gay and lesbian couples. Virginia should conform to the IRS policy of allowing all married couples - regardless of sexual orientation - to file taxes together.

ACLU-VA LGBT Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia opposes this bill that would impose discriminatory tax policies on couples whose marriages are not currently recognized in Virginia even though the federal government has determined that all married couples should be treated the same for federal income tax purposes.