The Politics of Estate Tax Reform
Publication Date: February 2010
Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)
Author(s): Edward J. McCaffery
Keywords: estate tax; taxes
Coverage: United States
If it seems as if Congress has been wrangling over the estate tax for decades, that is because it has. Though majorities in both houses of Congress have supported repeal and the law has been changed frequently, the death tax just will not die. Why not? The short answer is: because politicians like seeing the tax languish on its deathbed.