To the editor:
So, let’s review. We are legally married, so we will need to file our federal tax return as married. But, on our state tax return, Kansas says we must file as single, even though the law requires that the filing status on our state return match the one on our federal return. Thus, Kansas requires that we commit tax fraud.
But wait, there’s more. As soon as we put our signatures on those state tax returns in which we listed our filing status as single, we will be committing perjury as well. As one might imagine, we are having a wee bit of difficulty accepting that the state of Kansas can force us to commit felonies.