Gay Man Adopts His Partner to Avoid Inheritance Tax

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    Gay Man Adopts His Partner to Avoid Inheritance Tax

    By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES


    June 28, 2013





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    John, who is 65, adopted his gay partner, who is 73, because the couple wanted financial protection when one of them dies. (Courtesy of the family)



    John met Gregory at a gay bar in Pittsburgh nearly 45 years ago and immediately fell in love. Today, the couple has weathered the early days of the gay rights movement, the death of friends in the AIDS crisis and constitutional laws in their home state of Pennsylvania that have prevented them from marrying.
    Now, as lifelong partners facing the financial and emotional insecurities of old age, they have legally changed their relationship and are father and son -- John, 65, has adopted Gregory, 73.
    The couple was worried about Pennsylvania's inheritance tax.
    "If we just live together and Gregory willed me his assets and property and anything else, I would be liable for a 15 percent tax on the value of the estate," said John. "By adoption, that decreases to 4 percent. It's a huge difference."
    Because John's dad is still alive at 95, he could not legally have two fathers. So Gregory, though older, became the adopted son. The Daughin County Court judge who signed their papers was adamant in telling them that the adoption was "forever" and they would never be able to legally marry...


    Long read.. Continued: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/gay-ma...nheritance-tax/story?id=19512067#.Uc2KeDvVB8E
     
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    Gotta do what ya gotta do.
     
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    Ahem, penisth schize please.
     
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    And how is a story about an old gay dude trying to save money Howard related?

    Take this shit to the bar.
     
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    that's awesome.
     
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    Daddy's girl's been a bad girl.
     
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    "Ralph Stern"
     
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    You don't think an older gay man trying to save money when/if his partner leaves him or he dies isn't related to Howard and the Florida House, Trust, etc? :jj:
     
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    Didn't some straight billionaire dude do the exact same thing with his girlfriend recently?
     
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    A judge signed off on this so the old fruit could avoid taxes :wtf:
     
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    Scott Thorson wished Liberace had done the same thing with him. I didn't even know this was legally plausible until recently. Gotta hand it to em', it's pretty clever.
     
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    He should just marry her then she can get all his assets tax free if he dies.
     
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    This is known as "pulling a Liberace". But I'm confused. I thought the pro-gay marriage proponents (which would solve this problem for him) wanted the wealthy to pay more inheritance tax.
     
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    It's irrelevant if he's gay or straight, I'm just surprised a judge would approve this new tax scheme.

    Fuck inheritance tax btw
     
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    I agree... someone older adopting someone younger? What could their argument be other than "well we wanna save money"
     
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    arent you a pro--gay marriage proponent?
     
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    This shit happens all the time in Japan. Business owners with no male heirs will adopt a male employee that they feel will carry on the business the best.
     
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    Really? Its a story about an old gay dude and you don't think its Howard related?
     
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