Tag: Estate Tax

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional (Again) in an Estate Tax Case

The slow but steady death march of the Defense of Marriage Act continued Wednesday, as another federal court ruled DOMA unconstitutional. This latest case involved the estate tax. Edie Windsor’s same-sex spouse, Thea Spyer, died in 2009 and left a large estate to Windsor. Because of DOMA, the unlimited spousal exclusion available under estate-tax law […]

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Comparing the Tax Situations of Iowa and New York Same-Sex Married Couples

This is a tag-along article to this Dinesen Tax Times story about New York issuing guidance to same-sex married couples in that state.  A website visitor asks how New York’s guidance compares to Iowa. The tax situation of same-sex married couples in New York will be similar to that of Iowans.  They’ll have two filing […]

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