Tax Policy Center

estate tax

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A fascinating story in last Friday’s Wall Street Journal reports what I suppose was an inevitable trend: With the estate tax exemption now up to...
September 10, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Same-sex couples are cheering the Supreme Court’s striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), but the tax consequences are more of a mixed bag...
June 26, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was not primarily a tax law but it certainly affects the federal taxes that same-sex couples pay. In...
March 25, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
For over a decade, the federal estate and gift tax has been in constant flux with its exemption rising, its rates falling, and its near-death...
December 13, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Investment manager James Ross last week told New York Times columnist James Stewart that his combined federal, state, and local tax rate was 102 percent...
February 8, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Despite evidence to the contrary, there is a lingering view that Mitt Romney’s tax plan would primarily help middle-income households and not favor the rich...
January 30, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Fewer than 3,300 estates will owe federal estate tax this year, the smallest number in more than 75 years (other than 2010 when the tax...
November 30, 2011Roberton C. Williams