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Opportunities for Saving State Income Taxes on Trusts Expanded with Kaestner Trust Decision

Richard W. Nenno |
Wealth Planning
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U.S. Supreme Court holds presence of resident discretionary beneficiaries does not justify North Carolina income taxation of nonresident trustee in Kaestner Trust. When determining whether a trustee of a nongrantor trust must pay a particular state’s income tax on retained ordinary income and capital gains, practitioners should resist the impulse to consult the governing-law clause in the Will or trust instrument.


LGBTQ Investors: Granted Equality, Seeking Opportunity

Investment Management

In this investment insight, we explore:The financial implications of marriage equality.The link between wealth and confidence.How the LGBTQ segment is changing the investment world. “The Supreme Court decision means we can now plan for the future like anyone else,” says José, a 47–year–old designer who married his partner, Peter, in 2015, after Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark U.S.


Delaware’s Income Tax Advantage for New York Residents

Jeffrey C. Wolken |
Wealth Planning
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Help minimize your state income tax liability with a personal trust administered in the First State.If you are a New York resident with appreciated assets and would like to potentially avoid paying high state and local taxes on that appreciation, establishing a trust in Delaware may help minimize your New York tax liabilities.You do not need to have a current trust in order to take advantage of this opportunity.