Taxes

The Estate Tax: Forgotten, Not Gone

2007 – Q2 The Estate Tax: Forgotten, Not Gone  The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 was hailed as the death of the dreaded estate tax. The battle was long and hard, but well fought. People wrote to their Congressmen, prodded their organizations to support the bill, [...]

A Modest Proposal

The powers that be have been engaged in an epic struggle to justify the U.S. tax system, while various proposals for total reform are making the rounds. Most involve the sort of revenue thought that has permeated the states united since the founding of this republic. Many may recall history’s [...]

US TAX BURDEN Growing heavier for many families

US TAX BURDEN Growing heavier for many families Despite all the talk about cutting taxes, the median-income family’s total federal, state and local tax burden rose again this year, says the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit research group in Washington. Senior economist Claire M. Hintz cites two [...]