estate tax

  • August 11, 2016  

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both spoke about their intended tax policies this week. On Monday, Trump proposed tax cuts for all, while on Thursday, Clinton pledged to increase taxes on the wealthy and use that money for the middle and lower classes. Judy Woodruff speaks with Neil Irwin of the The New York Times and David Wessel of the Brookings Institution for analysis of both plans. Continue reading

  • January 2, 2013  

    Congress stepped back from the brink of financial turmoil after the House passed a tax plan that included the expiration of payroll tax breaks for all and the extension of Bush-era tax cuts for most. Judy Woodruff talks to Roll Call’s Steven Dennis and the Washington Post’s Neil Irwin about how it will affect most Americans. Continue reading

  • August 4, 2006  

    In a 56-42 vote in the Senate, the GOP fell four votes shy of limiting debate on a bill containing a “trifecta” of parts, including a minimum wage increase and an estate tax cut, preventing a floor vote before the August recess. Continue reading

  • June 7, 2006  

    The Senate has been debating the possible repeal of the tax on high-value estates that are to be handed down to heirs. If Congress does not act, the threshold for qualifying for the tax will rise to $3.5 million for an estate and continue increasing until 2010, when it returns to pre-2002 rates.
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  • June 9, 2000  

    Congressional politics. It was a busy week for Senators and House members with campaign finance reform and the Patients Bill of Rights on their agenda most particularly today. The House took up the estate tax. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading