Missouri Governor’s Executive Order on Joint Tax Filing for Married Same-sex Couples is Logical Interpretation of Missouri Tax Law

On November 14, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri issued an executive order directing that the state’s tax authorities accept joint tax filings from married same-sex couples, even though the state’s constitution and laws forbid same-sex marriages.  When carefully considered, the Executive Order appears to be a straightforward interpretation of Missouri tax statutes.  The state’s tax laws provide that Missouri residents file their tax returns using the same tax status as on their federal returns.  By … <Read More>