Estate Tax Publications

REPORT: Safe, Fair & Sustainable: Do President Obama's Tax Proposals Measure Up? (United for a Fair Economy, 2009)
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In his budget, President Obama proposed bold new plans for healthcare, energy and the environment. Congress accepted the general principles, but the details still need to be decided. A key issue is how we pay for them.

In this 2009 report, we evaluate Obama's tax proposals for the wealthy against comparable proposals from the Institute for Policy Studies. We find that Obama's could be sharply improved to raise more revenue, be more fair, and clamp down harder on high-risk Wall Street speculation.

REPORT: Shares of Estates Taxed Falls to Fraction of One Percent (United for a Fair Economy, 2006)
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When the estate tax exemption rose from $1.5 million to $2 million in 2006, fewer rich Americans had to pay the estate tax. In 2009, even fewer rich Americans will pay as the exemption rises to $3.5 million per individual, or $7 million per couple.

REPORT: President and Congress at Odds Over Estate Tax (United for a Fair Economy, 2007)
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President Bush's FY 2008 budget still reflects full estate tax repeal, but Congress is fighting him.

REPORT: Spending Millions to Save Billions (United for a Fair Economy and Public Citizen, 2006)
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BOOK: Wealth and Our Commonwealth (Beacon Press, 2003)
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