The Socio-Economics of the Federal Estate Tax: Why Do so Many People Hate (or Love) this Centenarian?
10 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2016
Date Written: 2015
The federal estate tax has faced many detractors during its almost 100 years of existence. While the tax affects only a very small percentage of estates, many have called for its repeal. This Essay discusses the socio-economic reasons why the estate tax should be maintained. The tax is an important source of revenue, and it helps to rectify the growing issue of wealth and income inequality in the United States.
Keywords: Estates and Trusts, Law and Economics
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