With 2010 the last year to cross the river Styx tax free, many who've amassed an estate over the last 30 to 40 years are faced with a grave decision:dying this year would save their families from crushing taxation that could leave many on the lower end destitute.
Dying 13 hrs. too soon cost $3 mil in taxes
By SUSAN EDELMAN
Last Updated: 12:37 PM, January 11, 2010
Posted: 1:13 AM, January 10, 2010
If Fritz Lohman had only known, he would have waited another 13 hours to kick the bucket.
Lohman, 87, a SoHo real-estate magnate who pioneered the exhibition of gay art, died at home at about 11 a.m. on New Year's Eve after a long illness.
If he had instead passed away after midnight Jan.1, his partner of 48 years could hav
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