Tax treatment of same-sex married couples

Yahoo! Finance-'Of course, I would only recommend this strategy if the outcome will result in a more beneficial tax outcome,' says Masselli, who also is a tax professor in the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business.

Gay and lesbian couples want relationship equality -- and are hoping to get that treatment with an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. If the high court strikes down the law, same-sex marriage would be legal in the eyes of the federal government.

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"Of course, I would only recommend this strategy if the outcome will result in a more beneficial tax outcome," says Masselli, who also is a tax professor in the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business.

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