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State and Federal Tax Law Developments Affect Same-Sex Couples and MA Residents with Out-of-State Real Estate

by Goodwin on

Recent changes in state and federal tax laws impact same-sex couples and any Massachusetts residents who own real estate in another state. Clients who may be affected by these changes should act soon to protect the...more

Changing Your “Home” For State Tax Purposes – Not So Easy

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

It’s February, the middle of winter, and many of us are longing for warmer weather. Some with second homes in Florida or Arizona and the like start thinking about changing their primary residence for state income and estate...more

Statute of Limitations and Collections Process Against Executrix and Agent for Estate Tax Deficiency

United States v. Holmes - 2016 WL 4363398 (SD Tex. Aug. 16, 2016) Summary - Summary judgment was sought by both the taxpayers and the Government for an estate tax liability. The taxpayers contended that the...more

2016 New York Tax Update: Highlights and Lowlights

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

There wasn’t much in the way of substantive New York tax changes in the 2017 budget bill that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed in April. Or at least wasn’t much in the way of changes that affect the day-to-day practices of the...more

Recent Connecticut Tax Law Developments

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Coming off what was a relatively quiet year in 2014, the year 2015 was a tumultuous year for Connecticut tax law changes. The changes enacted during 2015 will impact virtually all taxpayers in the state (both individuals and...more

Estate Planning Pitfall - You haven’t taken state estate taxes into account

A generous gift and estate tax exemption means only a small percentage of families are subject to federal estate taxes. But it’s important to consider state estate taxes as well. Although many states tie their exemption...more

How Far Back Can a Back Tax Go? Petition for Certiorari in Hambleton Asks Supreme Court to Right Unjust Retroactivity

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Retroactivity is an endemic problem in the state tax world. In this year alone, we have seen retroactive repeal of the Multistate Tax Compact (MTC) in Michigan, as well as significant retroactivity issues in New York, New...more

New Maine Budget Would Make Numerous Tax Changes

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Hoping to avoid a potential government shutdown, this week the Legislature passed a biennial budget that once again makes significant tax changes, but stops well short of the major tax reform desired by many legislators. The...more

House Approves Estate Tax Repeal, Permanent Extension of State and Local Tax Deduction

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The House today passed the Death Tax Repeal Act (HR 1105) and the State and Local Tax Deduction Fairness Act (HR 622). The two bills would repeal the estate tax and the generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax (but not the gift...more

Update on Maryland Estate Tax

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has signed into law H.B. 739 (the “New Law”), which contains revisions to the Maryland estate tax law. Specifically, the New Law gradually increases the Maryland estate tax exemption amount...more

Recent Changes to New York Estate and Income Tax

On March 31, 2014, the New York State legislature passed and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State 2014-2015 Budget Bill (the “New Law”), which contains a number of revisions to the New York State estate tax...more

New York Adopts Major Changes to Estate and Trust Taxation

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On April 1, 2014, New York State enacted a new budget (the “Budget Legislation”), which includes legislation that makes significant changes to New York tax law. Included in the Budget Legislation are reforms that will more...more

New York State Legislation Alert: April 2014

by Cozen O'Connor on

New York’s recently passed legislation, effective April 1, 2014, significantly changes its estate tax regime and income tax regime for certain trusts. This Alert discusses the implications of this legislation....more

Focus on State Estate Taxes

by Cole Schotz on

We were alerted by one of our blog readers last week to a Wall Street Journal editorial published on February 8 stating that, from an estate tax perspective, New Jersey is the worst state in which to die. The article explains...more

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