Future of the Federal Estate Tax
The Federal Estate Tax is about to change.
This blog will keep you up-to-date and link you to relevant and timely articles on the federal estate tax reform.
Senate jobs bill will not include estate state fix
On February 4, 2010, I asked,
Will the forthcoming Senate jobs bill also fix the federal estate tax?
Derek Jensen (attorney, Seattle) provides a response with links to articles in
Jobs Bill Does Not Include Estate Tax Fix
(Derek's Tax Blog, 2/9/10).
Feb 11, 2010 2:06:08 PM
# Progress in Congress
Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV]
Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
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This year, Heckerling did not "add any insight as to what Congress may do and when they may do it"
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