Americans for a Fair Estate Tax

OMB Watch reports that a coalition group has released a “Statement of Principles on Estate Tax Legislation“. Apparently, OMB Watch is a member of this group, Americans for a Fair Estate Tax. It is unclear who other members of this coalition maybe....

Washington State Considering Doubling its Estate Tax

If enacted Washington residents could be paying in excess of 75% in estate taxes. Currently Washington State has some of the highest state estate rates in the country. Today we have a $2 million exemption, with a 10% tax that climbs up to 19% at $9 million and above....

Planning for Life | February 2010

Planning for Life February 2010 This Month’s Articles: Congress Lets Estate Tax Expire, But May Act Retroactively Things to Remember at Tax Time Book Review: The Complete Eldercare Planner To Roth or Not to Roth? Avoiding Expensive Funerals Congress Lets Estate...

Jobs Bill Does Not Include Estate Tax Fix

The bi-partisian jobs bill being rushed through congress this week does not include a fix for the now expired estate tax or its reinstatement Clinton era levels next year. (Reuters) Earlier this morning their had been a report that the a compromise deal on the estate...

Pre-Pay Estate Tax

Would you be willing to prepay estate taxes while you are alive, in exchange for a lower tax rate? This is the idea from Washington’s own Sen. Maria Cantwell and it could lead to a permanent compromise on the on the Federal Estate Tax. (Dow Jones Newswire) As...