Estate Tax Action on the Senate Floor

On July 25, intense activity in tax policy debate returned, and estate tax relief is back in the center of attention. Floor Action Today – As we reported on July

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Senate Completes Tax Votes for Now

The Senate Republican proposal, which would have extended current rates for all taxpayers and preserved the 35/5 estate tax parameters, was defeated by a vote of 45-54. 44 of 47

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Congress Seeks Offset for Payroll Tax Relief

Leaders of both parties are preparing outlines of legislation to extend or provide additional payroll tax relief, neither of which are expected to impact estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (GST)

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Growth Consequences of Estate Tax Reform: Impacts on Family and Small Businesses

By Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Cameron T. Smith September 2010 A Study by the American Family Business Foundation Executive Summary  The United States economy has endured a severe recession and is

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Afro American Newspapers: Families need a permanent, certain fix of Estate Tax

By Harry Alford April 26, 2006 Why does the National Black Chamber of Commerce support the permanent elimination or the reduction of the estate tax? Because many of our family

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Death Tax Squeezes Smaller Companies

By the Seattle Times Company Editorial Board May 17, 2005 THE supporters of the death tax portray it as an egalitarian measure that taxes only the rich. But its effect

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PATG 100+ Executive Interviews of Hispanic Family-Owned Businesses

By Impacto Group June 1, 2004 Prepared for Patricia Soldano Overview “It [death tax] affects everybody. If I shut down my business, it puts 18 families on the street. These

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The Effects on Government Revenues from Repealing the Federal Estate Tax and Limiting the Step-Up in Basis for Taxing Capital Gains

By CONSAD Research Corporation June 30, 2003 Approach CONSAD Research Corporation has developed a computer model for estimating the changes in government revenues that will occur under proposals that, first,

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Women & The Death Tax

By Nancy M. Pfotenhauer April 2002 Women have a special interest in how the death tax affects their families. In part that’s because women are the fastest growing group of

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The Death Tax & Gay and Lesbian Americans

By Frank Luntz April 24, 2001 Overview The message to policymakers from this poll is clear. Gay and lesbian Americans overwhelmingly think they and their families are discriminated against by

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