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Congress Fiddling on Estate Tax Reform

by | Nov 20, 2009 | estate planning, estate tax, tax reform

Congress has not fixed the Estate Tax. The current estate tax rate is 45 percent with an exemption level of $3.5 million for individuals and $7 million for couples. Unless something is done, in 2010 the rate and exemption level will fall to zero and then jump up to 55 percent and $1 million, respectively, in 2011.