Nixon issues executive order to accept jointly filed tax returns for same-sex couples

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All legally married same-sex couples in Missouri will not be able to jointly file their state tax returns as Missouri Governor Jay Nixon issued the executive order Thursday.

The state constitution does not allow same-sex marriage, so the couple has to be married in another state.
The executive order does not apply to any state exemptions.

"Missouri is one of a number of states whose tax code is directly tied to that of the federal government and under Missouri law, legally married couples who file joint federal tax returns with the IRS must also file joint state returns with our state Department of Revenue," Governor Nixon said in a release.

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