Pending Legislation

Battle to the Death (Tax)

Posted on: March 8th, 2010
Here’s the latest on the fight over the future of the estate tax tax, from Bloomberg.com. In general, Republicans and business lobbyists are pushing for a $5 million exemption and a 35% rate, ...

Senate discussing possible agreement on Estate Tax

Posted on: February 11th, 2010
Nothing has been decided yet, but here’s the scoop from TheHill.com as of February 9, 2010. At a minimum, the 2009 $3.5 million exemption and 45% rate would continue, effective January 1, 2010....

No Movement on the Estate Tax

Posted on: December 16th, 2009
Here’s a recent article on the estate tax from the WSJ.com. Not exactly objective reporting, more like an opinion piece against the "death" tax. ...

House to Vote on Estate Tax Today

Posted on: December 3rd, 2009
​The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the estate tax today, but even if legislation passes, Senate approval is necessary. Lots of politics involved for a tax that affects so few people. See what the Washington Post has to say....

House Passes Estate Tax Bill

Posted on: December 3rd, 2009
As expected the House voted today to extend the current $3.5 million exemption and 45% rate. The final vote was 225-200. ...

US House to Vote on Estate Tax Bill Next Week

Posted on: November 30th, 2009
​This legislation would continue the current $3.5 million exemption and 45% rate, but does not include the spousal "portability." While the bill may very well pass in the House, Senate action is uncertain. ...
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