May 24, 2012 | by Phil Reese
Univ. of Penn to offset tax burden on gay couples
Love Sculpture, University of Pennsylvania, same-sex couples, gay news, Washington Blade

The "Love Sculpture" at the University of Pennylvania has taken on new meaning in the wake of the decision to offset the 'gay tax' inequities for employees with same-sex partners. (Photo by Jeffrey Vinocur via Wikimedia)

PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania will join employers like Google, Apple and Microsoft in providing to employees an offset for the additional tax burden federal and state law imposes on same-sex spousal benefits.

The university announced this week, through its human resources site, that it will provide up to $125 a month to offset the taxes that employees must pay on benefits for same-sex spouses that are not imposed on benefits for opposite-sex spouses. Penn joins colleges like Yale and Bowdoin in implementing this practice to compensate for the tax law.

 

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