Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nixon Hoping to Get Her Partner's Death Tax Forgiven

Rings Nancy Nixon, a Pennsylvania resident, is hoping to have the state forgive thousands in death taxes that were charged on her late same sex partner's estate. Nixon believes she will be successful in getting $21,000 in death taxes waived. The couple was together for 31 years. Nancy explained, " We would've gotten married if we were afforded that possibility." Gay marriage is not permitted by a same sex couples in Pennsylvania. The panel has two months to make a decision. 

See Ivey DeJesus Pennsylvania Woman Confident Death Tax on Partner's Estate Will be Waived PennLive.Com,  Oct. 30, 2013.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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