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Same-Sex Partner Estate Tax Case

A recent ruling by a New Jersey tax court illustrates that the legality of same-sex marriage does not solve all estate difficulties for same-sex couples who were not able to get married previously. In 2004 New Jersey passed a domestic partnership law… Read More
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New Jersey Rethinking High Tax Rates

New Jersey has some of the highest tax rates in the nation. News that the state's wealthiest resident has moved to a state with much lower tax rates has caused some lawmakers to call for changes to New Jersey's tax structure. It is not know… Read More
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Beware! Pay Attention to Your State Death Taxes

Even if death and taxes are the only things certain in life, state legislators say they can never be certain about death taxes. The fiscal cliff-bridging budget set and made “permanent” the estate tax at a generous $5.25 million exemption amount.… Read More
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Don’t Forget About Estate Taxes at the State Level

Although the new $5.25 million exemption shields the vast majority of estates from federal taxes, state estate taxes are alive and well. Currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia impose some type of death tax, and most kick in at a level much… Read More
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Avoid the Sting of the Estate Tax Rules in Ann Arbor

The good news is the estate tax won’t apply to as many business owners as we feared; the bad news is that when it applies, it has a nasty sting. Over the past several years, we’ve seen estate taxes go through many alterations. We’ve seen change… Read More
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