Pending Legislation

Further Delay on Estate Tax “Reform”

Posted on: November 17th, 2009
​Coming as no surprise to me, anyway, an article on the website CQ Politics,House Likely to Delay Estate Tax Consideration, states that the House will likely postpone any movement on estate tax legislation until after Thanksgiving. ...

Another Estate Tax Bill Introduced

Posted on: October 23rd, 2009
On October 15, 2009, Rep. Schrader (D. Oregon) introduced "The Small Business and Family Farm Estate Tax Relief Act of 2009" ( H.R. 3841), which would "repeal carryover basis for decedents dying in 2009, and "increase the estate tax exemption to $5,000,000" and "reduce the maximum estate and gift tax rate to 45 percent" for decedents dying after December 31, 2009....

“Green Book” Proposals on Estate and Income Tax

Posted on: May 19th, 2009
President Obama’s Green Book contains proposals for modifying the GRAT rules, eliminating valuation discounts for transfers of interest in many family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, and increasing income tax rates and limiting deductions for high income taxpayers. ...

Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008 Fails

Posted on: June 14th, 2008
The Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008, the latest version of legislation featuring several tax extenders, alternative minimum tax relief and energy provisions failed to pass the Senate. ...
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