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Death Tax

An informal, pejorative term for the estate tax and the inheritance tax. The term is most commonly used by politicians and pundits who favor the abolition of one or both taxes.

death tax

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Gifting and special-use valuation provisions vary not only among death tax systems, but also among the states within a category.
Many states assess death taxes in an amount equal only to the maximum state death tax claimed on the Federal estate tax return.
8, the Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2003, which would make permanent the elimination of the tax in 2010.
After President Bush's election, repeal of the death tax gained additional momentum.
The minority of Hispanic-owned businesses that have been able to take steps to reduce their Death Tax liability say that it's detracting from their ability to meet company goals by channeling time, energy and resources away from productive endeavors.
As shown below, the reduced rate structure eliminates all Federal estate tax on his estate, but does not change T's state death tax liability.
The Death Tax has become one of the most hated avenues for government revenue in America today.
The only reason I would consider voting for Bush is the abolition of the death tax,'' he says.
R 2143 is a "key vote" for NBWA and its members, Rehr said, and death tax repeal permanency is a top priority for the NBWA and its members.
WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- "Just in time for Tax Day, Congress is making its annual attempt to permanently kill the death tax.
In a speech to 4,000 people about phasing out inheritance tax, he said: "We understand how unfair the death penalty is - the death tax is.