Selling Everything To Pay Estate Tax

The Page Family began farming in the 1880s, when Jeff Page’s great-grandfather purchased 50 acres of land in Napa Valley to grow orchard fruit and raise cattle, sheep, and turkeys.

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Sacrificing Land To Pay The Death Tax

Just outside Nashville, Brandon Whitt operates Batey Farms with his wife, Katherine, and father-in-law, who owns the property. Established in 1807 from a Revolutionary War land grant for military service,

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Investments At Risk If The Tax Exemption Is Reduced

When Tom and Leslyn Jacobs first got married, buying land was simply a dream. Indeed, they were both young foresters saddled with college loans and old vehicles. However, in 1984,

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Shutting Down Branches, Laying Off Workers, Or Liquidating Inventory

In 1973, Karen Madonia’s father purchased Illco, a Chicago-based distributor of parts and supplies for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. Although the company now has 97 employees in

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Federal Transfer Taxation: A Study In Social Cost

The federal unified transfer tax on estates, gifts, and generation-skipping transfers may appear to be attacks born solely by the wealthiest Americans. This view, however, is as misleading as the

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Statement of Terry Neese: Distinguished fellow, National Center Of Policy Analysis Family Policy Center.

Support for the estate tax is based on three major claims. One, inheritance is are a major source of wealth and equity. Two, the tax provide significant revenue for the

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Policy Analysis: Grave Robbers, The Moral Case Against The Death Tax

The Federal gift and estate tax has come to be known as the death tax. There are several proposals to reform or repeal the tax pending before the current Congress,

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Let The Death Tax Rest In Peace

Despite President Obama’s best efforts, the death tax remains a lightning rod in tax policy. Even the New York Times has reported that the death tax threatens Obama’s ambitions. The

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Family Businesses In The US Economy

Our job today, Define family business, provide the best available statistics on family businesses, judge the quality of each satistics, and suggest prospects for future research. Read the full Family

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Our Story – California Family Farm At High Risk

Our beloved 101 “acre California farm-my small family’s one asset- has been in my family since 1942, when it was purchased by my great uncle. It has been planted In

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