Estate of Denial news clips (4/15/16)

Why everyone hates inheritance tax, even if they’ll never pay it (UK)

April 11, 2016

They say nothing is certain but death and taxes. And anything that combines the two issues is certain to cause enormous irritation.

British people are virulently opposed to paying inheritance tax (IHT). A YouGov poll last year finding that 59 per cent thought it was “unfair”. Just 22 per cent thought otherwise. This rating meant it was regarded as the most unfair tax among the general public, with a smaller proportion of those surveyed feeling things like VAT (39 per cent) and air passenger (46) were unfair.


Oconee County probate judge placed on interim suspension (SC)

Anderson Independent Mail

April 12, 2016

Oconee County Probate Judge Kenny Johns was placed on interim suspension Tuesday.

No details of what led to the suspension were included in the order signed by South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Costa M. Pleicones. His order cited a rule stating that the Supreme Court can place a judge on interim suspension “upon receipt of sufficient evidence demonstrating that a judge poses a substantial threat of serious harm to the public or to the administration of justice.”