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From Washington & Albany — Washington: New Taxes Arrive; Governor Cuomo: NY Taxes Too High

I.         From Washington A rainbow of new federal income taxes arrived on January 1, 2014, led by the new 3.8 percent “Medicare” tax imposed by IRC §1411. Although enacted as part of the health care legislation of President Obama, … Continue reading

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Tax News & Comment — October 2013

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The Decedent’s Last Will: A Final Profound Statement

Introduction.    A will is a written declaration providing for the transfer of property at death. Although having legal significance during life, the will is without legal force until it “speaks” at death. Upon the death of the decedent, rights of … Continue reading

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Analysis of 2012 Fiduciary Decisions in Surrogates Court

  I.  Constructive Trusts & Powers of Attorney.    A “constructive trust” arises when equity intervenes to protect the rightful owner from the holder of legal title, where legal title was acquired through fraud, duress, undue influence, mistake, breach of fiduciary … Continue reading

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Tax News & Comment — May 2013

Tax News & Comment — May 2013

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2012 Regulations, Rulings & Pronouncements of Note

View in PDF:  Tax News & Comment — February 2013 2012 Regulations, Rulings & Pronouncements of Note I.   Taxpayer Advocate Report National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson issued the agency’s annual report to Congress on January 9, 2013. The report … Continue reading

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2012 Taxpayer Relief Act & Tax Outlook for 2013

View in PDF:  Tax News & Comment — February 2013 2012 Taxpayer Relief Act & Tax Outlook for 2013 I.  Overview of Act On January 2, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the Act) into law, … Continue reading

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