The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.”  —Mark Twain   High-net-worth (HNW) families in states such as California, Minnesota and New York can surely relate to what Mark Twain had to say. After considering the 3.8 percent medical surtax and 1.2 percent additional hike for the 2013 reinstatement of the personal exemption phase out and the phase out of itemized deductions,1 highest tax rate taxpayers ...

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