Estate Tax

Motley Fool  Jun 28  Comment 
For example, did you know that the majority of estate taxes collected result from unpaid capital gains on investments?
New York Times  Feb 23  Comment 
Because the new exemption is on the books for only eight years, estates could face tax bills after 2026 for moves made under the new, temporary limits.  Jan 9  Comment 
It's always good to inherit money, whatever the tax consequences. But for the lucky few, it will be especially lucrative and tax free over the next eight years.
MarketWatch  Dec 20  Comment 
Ah, the poor American farmer. An unpopular “death tax” was “killing” them until President Trump came along.
NPR  Dec 7  Comment 
As Republicans prepare to pass their massive tax overhaul, they are planning to lessen, or even eliminate, the estate tax. Critics say the tax plays an important role in making the economy fair.
NPR  Dec 4  Comment 
The Iowa Republican senator tells The Des Moines Register that eliminating the so-called death tax isn't targeted at those who are spending everything they earn "on booze or women or movies."
New York Times  Nov 21  Comment 
That’s a heck of a way for the Trump administration to talk about the richest Americans.
New York Times  Nov 16  Comment 
Scarcely 5,000 estates a year fall under the tax, but those seeking to reduce or eliminate it have outsize influence.
MarketWatch  Nov 9  Comment 
The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday released a broad-ranging tax plan that differs in some key respects from a House proposal, as Republicans press forward with their attempt to overhaul the nation’s tax code.
Motley Fool  Oct 29  Comment 
The estate tax lifetime exemption and annual exclusion amounts are set to rise in 2018.


An estate tax is a tax levied on an heir's inherited portion of an estate if the value of the estate exceeds a certain limit set by law. The estate tax is imposed on assets left to heirs, not the transfer of assets to a surviving spouse.

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