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Latest State-by-State Estate Tax Figures

From Citizens for Tax Justice (http://www.ctj.org):   New data from the IRS show that only 0.6 percent of deaths in the U.S. in 2008 resulted in estate tax liability. The estate tax that would exist under President Obama’s tax plan … Continue reading

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Showdown on Taxes Looms

From Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org):   Posted at http://www.chn.org/humanneeds/100811b.html   When Congress returns from summer recess in September, members will debate the future of the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts which expire at the end of 2010. The stakes … Continue reading

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Commentary: The Case for a Strong Estate Tax

From OMB Watch (http://www.ombwatch.org):   On Capitol Hill, there exists a debate about the future of the Bush tax cuts and the federal estate tax. While President Bush’s 2001 tax policy eliminated the estate tax for 2010, it is set … Continue reading

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Wealthy Americans Come Out in Favor of a Robust Estate Tax

From Citizens for Tax Justice (http://www.ctj.org):   Several extremely wealthy Americans – those whose estates would likely be subject to the estate tax – have spoken out against Congress’s failure to prevent the estate tax from disappearing this year (http://www.faireconomy.org/estate_tax_teleconference_2010). … Continue reading

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Nonprofits Urge Estate Tax at ’09 Levels

By Bill Zlatos PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW Tuesday, July 20, 2010 http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_691142.html   The head of the nation’s largest umbrella group for nonprofits urged reinstatement of the estate tax to 2009 levels to encourage charitable giving.   “Permanent repeal of the estate … Continue reading

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The Only Sure Thing Is Death (But Not Taxes)

From Citizens for Tax Justice (http://www.ctj.org):   Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died last week, leaving a fortune estimated at $1.1 billion (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38232917/ns/business-personal_finance/). He is the fourth billionaire to die this year (http://www.responsibletaxes.org/blog/the-yankees-make-history-in-2010/) – the only year since 1916 when there … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Specter to Hold the Estate Tax at 2009 Levels

On April 2, 2009, Senator Specter cast the deciding vote to expand the Estate Tax – a tax that at the 2009 levels (estates valued at more than $3.5 million per individual and $7 million per couple with a top … Continue reading

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