This past February, I was married, choosing California’s Confidential Marriage License as our best option. You see - if my same sex union were made public, I would lose my job. Now it’s time to file taxes for the 1st time as a “married couple” -even though we’ve been together for over 10 years.
1) if we file as a couple, won’t our status as a couple become public record? Even if we file separately?
2) not wanting to defraud our government, can we file separately with no mention of our union?
3) is there another option to protect our privacy?
Thanks for any help