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estate tax

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A new paper and brief explore how estate and inheritance taxes (or wealth transfer taxes) affect entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs. It is a contentious issue...
March 6, 2018Leonard E. BurmanRobert McClellandChenxi Lu
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