As Congress debates repeal of the estate tax, why not consider ending the gift tax?

With tax reform now in the spotlight of political debate, repeal of the “estate” or “death tax” has moved to the front burner of tax reform proposals currently under consideration;

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2017 State Death Tax Chart

Revised July 17, 2017 PATG State Death Tax Chart — July 17, 2017 This chart is maintained for the Policy and Taxation Group Website and is updated regularly.  Any comments

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Sen. Sanders introduces “Responsible Estate Tax Act” to raise the estate tax to 65%

On June 25, U.S. Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) presented legislation calling for an across the board hike on federal estate tax rates with the introduction of the “Responsible

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Obama’s Double Death Tax

This was originally posted as an op-ed in Roll Call. By Tyler Deaton For the first time in a decade, Congress has decided to seriously examine the burden the death

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President Proposes Over $400 Billion in New Estate Taxes

This week, President Obama released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016, outlining his spending and tax agenda for the coming year. As with previous proposed budgets, the outline relies

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Treasury Response re: Estate Tax

As we previously reported, PATG has been tracking speculation from inside and outside Washington that the IRS may issue proposed regulations aimed at curbing the availability of valuation discounts for

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Exciting Changes at Policy and Taxation Group

I wanted to take this opportunity to notify you of some changes at Policy and Taxation Group (PATG), and formally welcome Tyler Deaton to the team. Tyler will replace Jeff

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State of the Union Recap

Last night, the President gave his sixth State of the Union address where he outlined his policy agenda for the coming year (video, transcript). The tone of the speech was

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Thune Sends Letter to IRS Defending Family Businesses

Over the past several months, PATG has been tracking speculation from inside and outside Washington that the IRS may issue proposed regulations aimed at curbing the availability of valuation discounts

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Editorial: Death tax imposes cost on family business stability

Seattle Times NEWS that the last family farm in Issaquah is being sold for residential development is a reminder of one of the subtle ills of our tax system: a

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