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Supreme Court Finds State Tax on Trust Income Unconstitutional

The United States Supreme Court recently decided in the case North Carolina Dept. of Revenue v. Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust (588 U.S. (2019)) that a State cannot tax income of a trust based solely on a beneficiary’s in-state residency, especially if no distributions are made.

Decedent Estates
Decedent Estates

The passing of a loved one presents dual adversity for any family. The emotional heartbreak is frequently coupled with arduous and confusing tasks of organizing the decedent’s affairs and administering the decedent’s estate. Whether the deceased left a comprehensive estate plan, with well-organized records, or died intestate, with neither a Will nor organized…

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