SCOTUS Rules that North Carolina Tax on Certain Trusts Violates the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment


On June 21, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a unanimous opinion finding that North Carolina’s imposition of an income tax on trusts based solely on the residence of a trust’s beneficiaries is unconstitutional. While Kaestner 1992 Family Trust presents an obvious win for taxpayers, its application beyond the state of North Carolina could be limited.

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