At issue in the case were the estate taxes a New York lesbian widow owed upon her wife Thea Spyer's death in 2009. Because they were gay, surviving spouse Edith Windsor missed out on a lucrative tax break- the exemption from the federal estate tax on wealth passed from one spouse to another.» Read More
Attorney General Eric Holder said the subpoenas were necessary, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
Families can be torn apart or money forfeited by refusing to take death into account financially or attempting to glide over it legally. Here's how to avoid such a dismal scenario.
Disinheriting someone can be harsh, and may haunt a family member from beyond the grave, but there may be pragmatic reasons for doing so.
Will going over the "fiscal cliff" trigger a huge hike in estate taxes? CNBC's Robert Frank breaks down the numbers. CNBC contributor Jared Bernstein and Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute, debate whether the estate tax should be abolished.
Could a big chunk of America's millionaires vanish if we go over the cliff? CNBC's Robert Frank reports.
Fearing an increase in capital gains and dividend taxes, many of the rich are unloading stocks, businesses and homes before the end of the year.
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Mitt Romney says Americans shouldn't expect a big tax cut from him if he's elected, because the nation also has to think about how to tame out-of-control federal deficits.
Sure, income is important, but without the right discipline it is easy to eat up cash, regardless of your rate of return. Here's how to keep a lid on spending.
If you paid more taxes than you feel you should have, maybe you should think about living in a state with a lower tax burden. See which states qualify as American tax havens.
Nicole Wong, Regional Head of Property Research at CLSA thinks that the new property measures announced in the budget speech will make some impact on the consumers but not the property market this year.