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Are registered domestic partners considered married in California?
Last Updated: 5th June, 2020
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Herein, are domestic partners considered married in California?
Domestic partners are not currently recognized as married for purposes of federal benefits, such as Social Security or “federal” Medi-Cal. Registered domestic partners are recognized for the purposes of some public assistance benefits, such as “state-only” Medi-Cal.
Also Know, can you get married if you have a domestic partnership? While domestic partnership allows many of the same benefits as marriage, couples are not entitled to every benefit that comes with being married. If you are in a domestic partnership, even if from another state, you can now marry without first having to dissolve the partnership.
Consequently, do you have to register as a domestic partner in California?
No, there is no legal requirement that partners attempting to register as domestic partners in California must be California residents. If you and your partner are eligible you can complete the "Declaration of Domestic Partnership" and have it notarized by a notary in any state.
Do domestic partners have to file taxes together in California?
Domestic partners file separate federal tax returns California domestic partners file as individuals for federal filing, however, under California law, the state return must be filed as a married return. This requires the creation of a “mock” federal return that reflects joint-filing status.