Although we have yet to see legislation to preempt the reversion of the estate tax to the 2001 rates on January 1, 2011, the media has become inundated with opinions and speculation surrounding such. Most of the talk I find rather boring as a lot of the arguments are merely re-worded sentiment that has been… Continue reading Mickey Mouse, Disney, and the Estate Tax…A Story with a Surprise Ending!
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman famously dubbed the Bush 2001 tax cuts the “Throw Momma From The Train Act”, because the estate tax was eliminated for just one year—2010. But as 2010 grinds on without a federal estate levy, it’s becoming clear that Krugman got it wrong. Any Momma who would ride the rails… Continue reading Throw Momma From Her Private Jet–Not From The Train
“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” ~Benjamin Franklin~ With the estate tax existing as staple in revenue production since 1916, the controversial repeal of such marks a historical period of uncertainty when it comes to death and taxes. Many speculated that Congress would enact interim Legislation preventing… Continue reading The Uncertain Future of Death and Taxes in 2010