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The legislation comes just three days after Republicans proposed scrapping the tax altogether.
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President Donald J. Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, IA. Let’s just say he stuck to the “alternative facts.”
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Here are five key tax questions that should be asked of the two presidential candidates in Monday's debate.
Business
While big businesses avoid paying their fair share of taxes, they're more than happy to continue using public resources - like
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Some say that an inheritance or estate tax is a pointless tax. It is sometimes called a death tax because the purpose is
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Donald Trump's bad ideas come so fast and furiously it's sometimes hard to keep track of them all. So in case you missed
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Estate tax revenues must be dedicated to a broadly desired purpose.
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The Obama administration has made considerable progress over the past eight years to make our tax code fairer. This week, the Treasury Department is building on that progress through proposed new rules closing a loophole that allows some wealthy families to avoid paying their fair share in estate taxes.
Education
Pay for Mercersburg's teaching faculty and staff is not reported on the 990s, but a clue may lie in the fact that, from SY2007
Education
Many booarding schools have found it difficult to consistently maintain full enrollments. Mercersburg was founded as a boys' school in 1893; it added girls in 1969 to counter a shrinking male applicant pool.
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Simplifying the tax system Trump's new tax code eliminates the so-called "marriage penalty." His proposal for married couples
Entertainment
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Business
The thousands of pages of the federal tax code -- and the tens of thousands of pages of ensuing regulations and judicial rulings -- offer many ways to reduce your taxes. These arrangements are often nicknamed loopholes when they apply to only some people.
Politics
At a time of historic economic inequality, it should be a no-brainer to raise a tax on inherited wealth for the very rich. Yet there's a move among some members of Congress to abolish it altogether.
Money
The Federal government assesses an estate or death tax only on estates valued at more than $5.43 million. Married couples can avoid these taxes if their net worth is less than $10.86 million.
Politics
The estate tax is an essential component of tax policy in any meritocratic democracy. In an era of rising income and wealth inequality, a strong estate tax has become all the more critical. Yet Congress has allowed the estate tax to erode, particularly over the last 15 years.