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, and at least some death tax changes are expected soon.

Supporters of the tax continue to maintain, however, that the tax is necessary for the sake of fairness, clouding prospects for ultimate change.

Read the full Policy Analysis: Grave Robbers, The Moral Case Against The Death Tax article.