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estate tax

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would reduce the number of taxable estates by about two-thirds in 2018, and...
December 6, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Seven Take-Aways From The Senate’s Tax Cut and Jobs Act The Senate’s version of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) is a big,...
December 5, 2017Howard Gleckman
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he House is expected to vote today to reduce, then repeal the estate tax. The tax currently applies to only about 5,000 of the nation’s...
November 16, 2017Robert McClelland
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The United Framework for tax reform outlined last week by the congressional Republican leadership and the Trump Administration included a proposal to eliminate the estate...
October 9, 2017Daniel Berger
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On Sunday, top presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway made an important rhetorical pivot: The Trump Administration may no longer be pushing for tax cuts or even...
January 24, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The other day, a Daily Deduction reader asked why I used the phrase “tax relief” as a synonym for “tax cuts.” He suggested that “relief” is a loaded term that implies taxes are too high and therefore bad, and that tax cuts, in turn, are good. That hadn’t occurred to me.
August 3, 2016Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
I was 12 when I first heard “Little Red Corvette,” a profoundly racy song by the late musician Prince. I didn’t really understand the lyrics but remember shouting, “I love this song!” Even though English was their second language, my parents caught its meaning and were not fans. I just rolled my eyes, thinking “What’s wrong with a car?”
May 4, 2016Renu Zaretsky
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The House plans a vote to repeal the estate tax today. Repealing the levy would cut taxes by $270 billion over 10 years for 0.2 percent of the nation’s richest estates. The White House and Democrats are vehemently opposed . The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that 5,400 estates will face the
April 16, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Since Tax Day is tomorrow, it seems like a good time to bust a few myths about taxes. Here are five of the biggest misperceptions about the federal revenue code. Most of the info comes from two sources: the Tax Policy Center’s Tax Topics (a trove of great information about who pays what) and the
April 14, 2015Howard Gleckman
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Paul Ryan and Orrin Hatch want businesses to share ideas on tax treatment of “pass-throughs.” As owners of pass-through businesses such as partnerships and sole proprietorships, millions of business owners pay their firms’ income taxes through the individual code. Both the GOP and the White House
April 14, 2015Renu Zaretsky