Currently, the tax has a $5 million exemption with all estates valued higher than that being taxed at 35 percent
Ultimately, the death tax is about social engineering and confiscatory wealth redistribution.
Democrats want to raise the death tax rate to 55 percent and apply it to more estates.
2013: A very bad year to die - TheDC
If the current ‘death tax’ expires, 13 times more households will have to file for the tax in 2013
With January expiration of Bush tax cuts, estate tax set to rocket to 55 percent in January
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