MIAMI — The Miami Beach city commission passed an ordinance that city employees in domestic partnerships can be reimbursed for taxes paid federally on their partners’ health insurance benefits, the South Florida Business Journal reported last week.
In 2004, the Miami Beach commission adopted legislation that affords certain rights and benefits to qualified long-term, committed couples that have registered with the city.
The bill also applies to straight couples in domestic partnerships. Often in a domestic partnership situation, only the single person’s premium is tax deductible and not the domestic partner. Married couples are not taxed on benefits for their partner, the Journal reported.