Professor Paul Caron has a number of interesting posts on the federal estate tax. Here are some of his latest entries (with notes by me):
- WSJ: On Congress, the Estate Tax and the Constitution (12/22/09). Prof. Caron quotes Ashby Jones's recent blog entry on the retroactive estate tax problem. Prof. Caron concludes his post by writing, "In any event, the law is the law, Caron concludes. In other words, no reason to wish Nana anything but goodwill this holiday season."
- The Young Turks on the Estate Tax (12/22/09). This entry embeds a YouTube video on the estate tax. The Young Turks video was posted on 12/4/09 and pokes fun at Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX], who referred to Jesus in a statement he made to oppose the estate tax.
- Senate Pledges to Retroactively Restore Expiring Tax Breaks in 2010 (12/22/09). Here, Prof. Caron observes that "Sens. Baucus and Grassley did not mention the retroactivity of any estate tax bill" in their pledge to retroactively restore expiring tax breaks.
- Tax in the Trusts & Estates Course (12/22/09). This entry quotes from AALS Section on Taxation's Fall 2009 newsletter, which has a survey regarding what professors teach in their trusts and estates courses.
- Jimmy Dore on the Estate Tax (12/23/09). Prof. Caron embeds a short and funny YouTube video by Jimmy Dore on the federal estate tax. This video was uploaded on YouTube on April 15, 2009.