State By State Horror Stories

ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA

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,

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The Estate Tax Kills Jobs

The Estate Tax kills jobs. It kills the companies that provide jobs. In the process, it kills towns and communities,

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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

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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

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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

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Land Owner Impacted In Major Way Upon The Death Of The Patriach

My family has almond land, rice land and cattle land in California. Our forefathers settled on the cattle land in

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GEORGIA
ILLINOIS
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Unfair Tax On The Dead And The Living

I have not had to sell assets yet but as it stands upon the death of my father, because of

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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

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MAINE
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Death Tax End Needed For Business

The American free market typically rewards success and encourages growth, unless you happen to be a family-business owner. My family

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MARYLAND
NEBRASKA
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Congress Should Reduce Or Repeal Death Tax

Dear Ms. Soldano: I want Congress to do something about reducing the death tax if they won’t repeal it. It

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Selling Nearly Half Of The Estate To “Pay For” The Other Half

My Mother in law recently passed away. She lived in Minden, Ne. all her life. She and her late husband

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OHIO
OKLAHOMA
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Spending A Lifetime Building To Pay Estate Tax

Mr. Syman is worth multi-millions – interests include real estate holdings, shopping center/strip mall developments, restaurants, etc. He is 66

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United States Thrives Because Of The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Our great United States thrives because of the concept of capitalism and the promotion of an entrepreneurial spirit With those

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The Additional Costs Of Estate Tax

Mr. Goebel, the owner of the bus line and a hockey rink, currently has a “buy/sell” arrangement with his brothers

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Had To Sell Business Due To Estate Tax

My father owned a small business which provided health products to his long time customers. Upon his death, we had

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TENNESSEE
TEXAS

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

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Estate Tax Must Be Repealed

My mother is 86 years old. My father died in ’94. They grew up during the depression. My mother’s father

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VIRGINIA
WISCONSIN

Estate Tax Must Be Repealed

My mother is 86 years old. My father died in ’94. They grew up during the depression. My mother’s father

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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

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