Estate Tax

Insurance Journal  Mar 26  Comment 
The 99-year-old U.S. estate tax would disappear under a bill approved Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee. The legislation, backed on a 22-10 party-line vote, would benefit about 5,500 families who pay the tax each year plus thousands...
Insurance Journal  Mar 25  Comment 
The House Ways and Means Committee plans to vote this week on a bill to repeal the U.S. estate tax, said Doug Andres, a spokesman for committee chairman Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican. The move to repeal the estate tax … The article House...
Forbes  Mar 18  Comment 
America's 40% death tax is one of the highest in the world, but President Obama wants to fix that. Why have the 4th highest rate when you can be #1.
Motley Fool  Dec 28  Comment 
Here's what you need to know about changes to gift and estate tax rules for 2015.
Forbes  Mar 20  Comment 
The state of state death taxes, always in flux, is getting to look more like the federal picture.
MarketWatch  Feb 19  Comment 
How those married to foreign nationals can avoid the estate tax, by Bill Bischoff.
Bloomberg  Jan 30  Comment 
Barry Ritholtz COMMENTS


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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