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A Tax Checklist for Same-Sex Couples

After the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex couples will want to consider new opportunities for amending income tax returns, streamlining estate plans, maximizing Social Security, and more, says financial planner Michael Kitces.

Michael Kitces is a Partner and the Director of Research for Pinnacle Advisory Group, and publisher of the financial planning industry blog Nerd's Eye View. You can follow him on Twitter at @MichaelKitces or connect with him on Google+.

Jason Stipp: I'm Jason Stipp for Morningstar. The Supreme Court's 2013 decision striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, has created some planning opportunities and a few questions for same-sex couples.