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senate Bill S. 1940

Should Same-Sex Couples Be Able to Receive Retroactive Federal Tax Refunds Dating Back to Their Marriage Date?

Argument in favor

Same-sex couples in certain states that legalized same-sex marriage early, such as Massachusetts, were forced to file separate tax returns for nearly a decade and should have access to retroactive refunds.

burrkitty's Opinion
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11/08/2019
You betcha! Retroactive tax refunds exist for others, so absolutely.
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jimK's Opinion
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11/08/2019
While I am personally not a 'fan' of same sex marriages, I am also not a 'fan' of penalizing anyone for having different life-styles or life-views than I have. All people, even those who I may be uncomfortable with, deserve the same rights and privileges granted to any others, including the right to pay taxes in the same way any other legally married couples do- and to be retroactively recompensed when those rights were abused by government policies. My personal biases are simply irrelevant and overridden by my strong belief that all people need to be treated equitably. … … … I do try to overcome my biases which are not necessarily logical nor proper and I like to think that I have- but I have to admit that I still have some. … … … If my personal 'biases' were at all relevant or pertinent, I would primarily have to focus on diminishing the rights of all those easily fooled lemmings marching lock-step following their leader in the parade of trump's cult of followers.
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Cyndi's Opinion
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11/08/2019
Stop marginalizing the LGBTQ community! They deserve equal treatment under the law.
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Argument opposed

Same-sex couples shouldn’t be able to retroactively claim tax refunds from years before the Supreme Court’s decision when they filed individual tax returns.

David's Opinion
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11/08/2019
We as tax payers should not be held accountable for laws that never existed in the past!
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JTJ's Opinion
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11/08/2019
Refund me the Obamacare penalties I’ve paid every year.
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J's Opinion
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11/08/2019
Should taxpayers get refunded for having to pay unlawful Obamacare penalties? Should taxpayers have to pay back prior SALT deductions? This question is stupid.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Finance
    IntroducedJune 20th, 2019