Death Tax: It's About Values
Washington Times (05/30/02) p.3B; Beckner, Paul

This commentary says that according to the Joint Economic Committee, federal government revenues from the death tax do not make up for what it costs the economy to implement the tax every year. No real economic argument can be made for keeping the estate tax, the commentary says, but repealing the tax would ensure that heirs receive the assets their parents' saved for them, and would prevent beneficiaries from having to sell their inherited assets in order to pay the tax. The Senate is expected to vote soon on whether to repeal the death tax.


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