Peeps in Law 2014: Tax vs. Peep
Tax vs. Peep
Submitted by Sierra Izapeep.
“After the United States Supeep Court ruling on Hollingsworth v. Perry, same sex peeps were allowed to marry in California again, five years after Prop 8 became law. Other court case rulings in 2013 also granted same sex peeps the right to marry all over the country. Meanwhile, following United States v. Windsor, married same sex peeps were allowed to finally file joint federal income taxes.
Yet for many same sex married peeps living in states that don’t recognize their same sex marriages, their taxes have become a complete peepmare. These peeps have to prepare and file a federal return with their married status, and then each calculate their federal taxes as though they were single so that those calculations can be used on each of their state returns. Five tax returns for just one happy peep-couple!
Thus, late in the evening on April 6, 2014, lawyer peeps all over the country were abandoning their half-peeped dioramas with great sadness. There just wasn’t enough time to calculate so many tax returns and compete against all of the amazing entries. This diorama shows a recent wedding, the justices, and one peep struggling to work on a diorama and tackle taxes at the same time on April 6.
This particular peep is hoping that by her Sugar Anniversary all these issues will be far in the past so she can focus on her 2019 Peeps in Law diorama.”