JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles Immigration attorney’s office, stays up to date with current news on immigration as well as human rights in general in order to provide our clients with updated news constantly. As a lawyer in Los Angeles who is also gay, our head immigration lawyer, Jack C. Sung, provides same-sex couples with knowledgeable and personalized information.
The IRS issued a newly updated guidance for same-sex married couples relating to the rules for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), cafeteria plans and health savings accounts (HSAs). Prior to the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. V. Windows, employees could not be reimbursed for expenses incurred by a same-sex spouse through their FSA. Employees will now be eligible for reimbursement for expenses incurred by a same-sex spouse and their dependents, including those incurred prior to the Windsor decision.
By invalidating Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Windsor decision laid the groundwork for equal access to many federal benefits and services for same-sex married couples. HRC applauds the IRS for taking the steps necessary to make this equality a reality for same-sex couples across the country. This notice is available at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-14-01.pdf. To learn more about same-sex immigration related benefits, please visit our dedicated website.