Summary of PATG Supporters Meeting

By Brandon Roman of Squire Patton Boggs Law Firm Last week, the Policy and Taxation Group held its annual Supporters Dinner and Meeting, during which we had the opportunity to

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Revenue Analysis Of Options To Reform The Estate Tax

Revenue Analysis Of Options To Reform The Estate Tax, Gift tax And Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Our federal transfer tax system has three related components: The estate tax, a gift

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Estate Tax Will Be Impossible To Pay Off Forcing Sale

In 2005, Elizabeth Marshall Maybee inherited a 3000-acre Northern California ranch from her grandmother that had been in the family since the 1880s. However, “the Marshall Ranch, which survived the

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Estate Tax Causes In-ability To Contribute Clean Water, Clean Air, And Wildlife Habitat

Tom Crowder’s grandfather had a passion for the outdoors and sustainability. This was reflected in the 6,000 acres of pines, bottomland hardwoods, and wildlife occupying his forest in south central

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Death Tax Forced Lay Off Of Seasonal Workers

Seventh-generation cattleman Bob McKnight has faced the death tax on multiple occasions, with effects that have been exacerbated by dramatic wildfires and drought. For many farm owners, this has meant

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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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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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