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    The Estate Tax

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    The Estate Tax Have you heard the phrase "No taxation without representation"? It was the common cry of the colonists before the revolutionary war. The colonists did not want to be taxed by England if they were not allowed to vote in the English elections. England’s refusal to allow them to vote was a major reason the colonists decided to create their own government. When this new government was first created it did not tax those people that were not allowed to vote. Then things changed; in

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    Estate Tax Essay

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    The Estate Tax, known as the ‘death tax’ as well as the ‘anti-birth tax’, has been one of the most controversial parts of the United States tax code since its introduction in 1916 (Cagetti & De Nardi, 85). The estate tax is a tax imposed upon assets transferred at the time of the estate holder’s death. Those opposed have named it the “death tax” as they claim it hurts business activity as well as job creation. However, according to those in favor, the estate tax is an effective way to tax the richest

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    WHAT IS FEDERAL ESTATE TAX? A tax levied on an heir's inherited portion of an estate if the value of the estate exceeds an exclusion limit set by law. The estate tax is mostly imposed on assets left to heirs, but it does not apply to the transfer of assets to a surviving spouse. The right of spouses to leave any amount to one another is known as the "unlimited marital deduction." 1 AN OVERVIEW OF ESTATE TAX IN THE UNITED STATES The estate tax in the United States is a tax imposed on the

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    Repeal of the Estate Tax

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    Repeal of the Estate Tax On June 9, 2000, 279 members of the House of Representatives wholeheartedly supported the repeal of the federal estate taxes. 136 members voted against the repeal, most of them being Democrats who where in support of reform, not abolition. Estate taxes yield roughly $30 billion dollars a year for the United States Government, also Federal estate taxes affect only about 2 percent of estates, which represents at most the top 5th percentile of families in this country

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    The Estate Tax Should Be Controlled

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    right to have our accumulated wealth, also called Gross Estate, transfer over to our designated beneficiaries. However, before we die there are some considerations that must be made. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has stated that the filing of an estate tax return is necessary for amounts over certain thresholds. These federal thresholds have exempted many Americans from having to worry about filing for estate tax. Yet, there are state estate taxes that can be particularly burdensome as Forbes magazine

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    Estate Tax Case Study

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    Estate Taxes Student Name University Affiliation In order to understand the ethics in tax preparation and AICPA Code(s) of Professional Conduct rules, the essay will answer 4 questions based on estate tax case study. The discussion below highlights some of the application of ethics and principles in practice. 1. Under Circular 230, does Charles have any responsibility to inform the widow that she is being significantly overcharged by the attorney? Be sure to cite research that

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    when you are taxed the most. To understand the "Federal Estate Tax" one must understand how it started. The Estate Tax in its earliest form was instituted in 1916 at that time it was called an "Inheritance Tax" and this tax was levied against the beneficiary of the estate. In most cases this tax was levied against people, whom could least afford this type of tax. The "Inheritance Tax" was eventually restructured to be levied against estates and was protected by a deductible so the people who got

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    Summary This paper explores the benefits provided by educational programs in jails and prisons. Included are the reasons inmates need education in order to successfully reenter society once they are released and use the knowledge and skills they have learned to obtain a job in order to support themselves and their families. Also examined in the paper are the financial benefits of incorporating educational programs instead of cutting them, as well as the effect these programs play on the recidivism

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    US Election

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    in expanding the United States to encompass a more world wide approach at economics, such as enabling NAFTA to extend southward. Strongly supports cutting taxes and putting money back into the system to encourage future profits enabling for the tax cuts. More money going into the system gives ore money back tot he government and without taxation making both the government and the people benefit. George Bush- Republicans George Bush, the leader for the Republican party, strongly believes

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    French Revolution

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    of the Enlightenment being tax. King Louis XVI had total power and denied all right of the people. Some problems with the Estates General was that the estate general parliament was made up of 3 classes, The first class which were known as the clergy was made up of .5%, the second class nobles who were made up of 2.5%, and the third class commoners which was made up of 97%. In this estate Third class had no say in government this cause a problem by the voting each Estate had one vote first & second

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