Civil Union vs eingetragene Lebenspartnerschaft when it comes to taxes

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hey so correct me if i'm wrong:

been in a eingetragene Lebenspartnerschaft for several years now in Germany with my same-sex partner. we haven't 'upgraded' to a marriage or anything because we didn't see the point in that. (side question: is there a point?) we file our taxes together here in Germany and are both in the tax class 4 (as default when you get into a civil union or marriage).

 

the weird thing is when i file my taxes in the US, i'm filing as single because a civil union is not a marriage there (https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/answers-to-frequently-asked-questions-for-registered-domestic-partners-and-individuals-in-civil-unions

 

this feels like a strange contradiction... or i feel like i'm lying by filing as single. does anybody have a similar experience? am i missing something?

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We have the same as you but so far we have done taxes separate- might try next year to do it together. 
once you upgrade the parnershaft to the real deal that will mean you will be officially in every country- my understanding. 
Am not an expert 😂 so i dont know

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