Estate Tax

Forbes  Aug 9  Comment 
Trump would repeal federal estate taxes, while Hillary will increase them materially, raising the rates and cutting the exemption.
MarketWatch  Aug 2  Comment 
Government wants to limit technique for lowering estate, gift taxes that takes advantage of discounted values for fractional interests in closely-held businesses
Motley Fool  May 20  Comment 
The federal estate tax exemption is very high -- your heirs owe the IRS no taxes on the first $5.45 million -- some states hit those with much lower net worth. Find out if you live in one of them.
MarketWatch  Apr 30  Comment 
In 1916, as World War I raged in Europe, Congress wanted to boost U.S. revenues in case America joined the fighting.
Forbes  Apr 25  Comment 
A $5.4M exemption from estate taxes isn't as big as you might think. And Democrats want to slash it to $3.5M and raise the estate tax rate again to 45%.
Motley Fool  Apr 2  Comment 
Learn how to minimize your estate tax and ensure your money goes where you want it to go after you die.
Forbes  Mar 31  Comment 
I’m of two minds about the estate tax. One the one hand, I think liberals should double down in defense of this, the most progressive of federal taxes. If the left can’t win this fight, in this environment — rising inequality, stagnant...
Motley Fool  Nov 15  Comment 
Estate taxes can be costly, but most people benefit from a big tax break.
Forbes  Sep 15  Comment 
Reputedly conservative tax law professor Paul Caron calls for stiffer estate tax.
Motley Fool  Jul 16  Comment 
High rates have always been a feature of this hated tax, but things aren't as bad as they used to be.


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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