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Rethinking the estate and gift tax

William G. Gale

Rethinking the estate and gift tax

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by William G. Gale

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Inheritance and transfer tax -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Gifts -- Taxation -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Inheritance and transfer tax -- United States.,
  • Gifts -- Taxation -- United States.,
  • Tax planning -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWilliam G. Gale, Joel Slemrod.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 8205, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 8205.
    ContributionsSlemrod, Joel., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination72, [13] p. :
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22418388M


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[© Brookings Institution] After enduring years of relative neglect, the estate tax has recently become the center of a vociferous policy debate. In andboth Houses of Congress voted to abolish the tax, but could not override presidential vetoes. President George W. Bush has advocated its abolition.

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Rethinking the estate and gift tax: overview. [William G Gale; Joel Slemrod; National Bureau of Economic Research.]. A practical exploration of federal estate and gift taxation, the Estate & Gift Tax Handbook () provides timely and effective advice on estate and gift tax practice and procedure, and is a useful resource for estate-planning practitioners, fiduciaries, attorneys, and others dealing with the complexities of the estate and gift tax system.

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One benefit is being able to take an income tax deduction for the year in which the gift was made. Another benefit, he said, is available for people with more than $2 million in assets and thus. Beyond that exemption, donors pay gift tax at the estate tax rate of 40 percent.

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