Orange County Tax Collector Offers Domestic Partnership Stipend to Employees
March 28th, 2013 | WMFE- Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph says his office will offer a small stipend that employees with domestic partners can put toward health care.
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Randolph says the Domestic Partnership Tax Equity Policy will go into effect immediately.
He says the federal tax code penalizes same-sex couples when it comes to health care.
The stipend will depend on the coverage the employee wants, such as whether the employee wants to add a partner or children, too.
It'll range from 350 dollars to 13-hundred dollars annually.
The Orange County tax collector employs two-hundred-thirty-two people.
The tax collector and the property appraiser in Palm Beach County have a similar policy for employees with domestic partners.