Join Pride Foundation and Lambda Legal for a community update on community property issues for same-sex couples in Washington State on February 6 in Seattle at Town Hall Seattle. Can’t make it? The program portion of the evening will be recorded and an audio file will be made available following the session.


Be Prepared for 2011 Tax Season!
IRS & Community Property for Same-Sex Couples in Washington
Monday, February 6th @ Town Hall Seattle
The Great Hall – Upstairs Auditorium
1119 – 8th Avenue (@ Seneca)
Seattle, WA   98101

6:45pm Registration & Refreshments Begin
7:30pm Program, Followed by Open Q & A

Many gay and lesbian couples have been – or will be – affect by recent changes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made regarding tax treatment for same-sex couples in community property states, including Washington. The IRS has announced that it will apply community property tax treatment registered to domestic partners and same-sex spouses in Washington State to reflect “income-splitting” – in the same way that it applies those laws to different-sex married couples who file their federal income tax returns separately. Remember: If you are one of the people these new rules affect, the IRS is requiring you and your partner or spouse to “income-split” on your 2011 federal income tax filings due April 17, 2012.

  • Do these new community property and income-splitting rules apply to you?
  • Need help understanding the IRS changes and how file correctly and advantageously?
  • Want to ask a question of an expert who can assist you?

Speakers and details include:

Laura Hoexter, Esq., Estate Planning Attorney – Helsell Fetterman, LLP
Jordan Heitzman, CPA – Rainy City CPA
Kris Hermanns, Executive Director – Pride Foundation
Judi O’Kelley, Esq., Deputy Director of Development – Lambda Legal

Register online at: http://www.lambdalegal.org/take-action/tax-season/protect-yourself

Email or call with questions to Jody at: (206.323.3318 x27 / 800.735.7287) or jody@pridefoundation.org.

This session is open – so please feel free to invite business colleagues, family or friends. We do kindly ask for RSVPs by noon on February 3rd.

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