Estate Tax

MarketWatch  Jul 19  Comment 
Beneficiaries generally receive death benefits free of federal income tax, but what about the federal estate tax?
Wall Street Journal  May 10  Comment 
Reducing the business tax rate is far more important to entrepreneurs than eliminating the estate tax or other proposed tax-law changes, according to a new survey.
Clusterstock  Apr 27  Comment 
President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans hate the estate tax so much they renamed it, ominously, the "death tax." Who could be so morbid as to tax the dead, right? Wrong. The estate tax affects only a tiny percentage of America's...
MarketWatch  Apr 26  Comment 
Trump tax plan would create just 3 income brackets, eliminate AMT, estate tax
Motley Fool  Apr 9  Comment 
Even death does not mean the end of taxes in some cases.
Forbes  Feb 23  Comment 
Trump wants to repeal the estate tax, but striking back, California could enact in its own estate tax. If it does, will billionaires leave the Golden State?
Motley Fool  Feb 18  Comment 
The transfer of your property to your heirs once you're deceased can trigger federal and state estate taxes. Learn whether this tax will affect you.
New York Times  Feb 18  Comment 
It has been a political issue for years. Now, President Trump wants to eliminate it, a move that would benefit the wealthy.
DailyFinance  Jan 23  Comment 
Filed under: Finance, Tax The election of Donald Trump to the presidency has caused quite a stir. And so far, the new commander-in-chief has proposed quite a few changes. One centers on the federal estate tax, which up until now has been a...
Financial Times  Dec 29  Comment 
Donald Trump’s party says levy has forced children of deceased farmers to sell land


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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