Election Results Create New Dynamic for Fiscal Cliff Talks
With the November 6 elections in the rear view, thoughts turn to the lame duck session and the coming 113th Congress. Observers inside the beltway continue to work to interpret the election results and determine how they will shape the... Read the rest of this estate tax article.
Tax Talk Heats Up in Election
With just a little more than 2 weeks left until election day, the candidates are angling on tax policy and lawmakers are beginning to lay the groundwork for the lame duck session. Read the rest of this article.
Policy and Taxation Group Welcomes New Team Member
Policy and Taxation Group is pleased to introduce the newest member of its team. Brandon Audap joins PATG as the new Senior Director of Legislative and Political Affairs, bringing significant experience on Capitol Hill and a strong government relations background. Read the rest of this estate tax article.
House Passes Tax Extension Package
Levin Amendment Ė During consideration of the Republicansí one-year tax extension bill, Congressman Sander Levin (D-MI) offered an amendment to replace the measure with the Senate-passed bill. The Senate measure would... Read the rest of this article.
House Prepares for Action Affecting Estate Taxes
On August 1, it was another busy day in Washington as Congress aimed to finish business (for now) on key items, including House consideration of an extension of current income, capital gains, dividend and estate tax... Read the rest of this estate tax article.
Senate Completes Tax Votes for Now
On July 25, the Senate completed its series of votes on the dueling one-year tax extension measures. The Senate Republican proposal, which would have extended current rates for all taxpayers and preserved the 35/5 estate... Read the rest of this article.
As expected, President Obama delivered remarks at the White House on Monday in which he called for Congress to extend current rates only for individuals earning less than $200,000 a year ($250,000 for married couples). Read the rest of this article...
Leaders of both parties are preparing outlines of legislation to extend or provide additional payroll tax relief, neither of which are expected to impact estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes. Read the rest of this article...
At the final stop of his economic bus tour in Alpha, Illinois, the President fielded a question on August 17 from a family farmer concerned about the potential return of a higher estate tax in 2013. Read the rest of this article...
Partisan Reactions to S&P Downgrade Foreshadow Coming Tax Debate
Following S&Pís downgrading of the nationís credit rating, the reactions of party leaders reflected their continuing disagreement on whether tax increases should be part of the nationís approach to deficit reduction. Read the rest of this article...
Historic Debt Deal and Its Potential Impact on Tax Reform
The House and Senate have passed and the President has signed the Budget Control Act, which will significantly alter the context in which deficit reduction, spending restraint and tax reform will be fought out during the 112th Congress... Read the rest of this estate tax article.
Leaders Address Nation as Congress Readies Competing Plans
With the world watching and the August 2 deadline approaching, the debt limit/deficit reduction debate headed into uncharted territory on July 25 with contrasting addresses to the nation by President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Read the rest of this article...
House and Senate Pursuing Separate Strategies on Deficit and Debt Limit
While a bipartisan deal on the debt limit and deficit reduction remains elusive and Asian stock markets near their open, leaders of the House and Senate have begun to prepare legislation that may or may not be agreeable to the other chamber. Read the rest of this estate tax article...
Debt Fight Enters Critical Week
As the August 2 debt limit deadline approaches, it looks increasingly unlikely that tax reform in general (and estate tax in particular) will be significantly affected. Read the rest of this article...
Update on Tax Increases Envisioned By Administration
As the President and Republican congressional leaders continue to dispute the inclusion of tax increases as part of a deficit reduction/debt limit extension package, as of July 4 it does not appear that harmful changes to estate tax policy are in the mix. Read the rest of this estate tax article...
President Steps Up Call for Tax Increases as Part of Deficit Reduction
During consideration of the FAA transportation and safety bill on February 2, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) offered an amendment that included an offset that would place new restrictions on grantor-retained annuity trusts (GRATs). Read the rest of this estate tax article...
Major Legislative Victory for Families! Estate Tax Relief on the Way!
Despite the long odds and the challenging political environment we are pleased to report that we have secured the lowest estate tax rate applied in 80 years. On December 16 the House defeated the Pomeroy amendment and sent to the President bipartisan tax reform legislation that provides two years of significant estate tax relief: Read more...
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