On November 6, 2010, the Wall Street Journal published Four Burning Tax Issues, by Laura Saunders:
Status: Chaotic. . . .
This is the most difficult outcome to predict, [Clint Stretch of Deloitte Tax] says. It is unclear what a fix would be, if any, and whether it would happen as part of an income-tax compromise. There is sentiment for providing estates of people who died this year a retroactive choice of which tax rules to use.