Estate Planning For Foreign Born
My namesake and great grandfather, Nils P. Johnson, was a Swedish immigrant who settled on “Swede hill” at the top of the Market Street bridge in 1905. He was a wholesale grocer and must have been an affable man. Foreign accent and all, he eventually was elected to the Ohio Senate.
Times were simpler then both for immigrants and business people. When great granddad came to town, immigration laws were lax and there was neither an inheritance tax nor an income tax – the latter arriving with the 16th amendment in 1913 and the former coming a few years later in 1916. (more…)