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H.R.4154 Permanent Estate Tax Relief for Families, Farmers, and Small Businesses Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jan 20, 2010 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 253.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on December 03, 2009, with a roll call of 225 ayes, 200 nays, and 9 not voting.

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  • 49% of users support H.R.4154

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    • Repeals provisions of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA) that would phase out the estate tax, and establishes a permanent 45% tax with a $3.5 million exclusion.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Repeals provisions of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA) that would phase out the estate tax, and establishes a permanent 45% tax with a $3.5 million exclusion.

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    • The Association for Advanced Life Underwriting

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    • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

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    • U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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    • American Subcontractors Association

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    Opposing Organizations

    • The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA)

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    • National Association of Convenience Stores

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    • American Forest Foundation

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    • Americans for Tax Reform

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    • Citizens for Tax Justice

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    • Freedomworks

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On December 02, 2009, by brking - with our national debt reaching near 100% of our GDP, the bush tax cuts totaling 1.4 trillion from 2001 to 2010 should be reimposed by let them expire. it should be no surprise that this tax helped out the to bracket of tax payers by fare. it cut their taxes by 3%. considering they pay 35% of all taxes that a dramatic cut. with possible health-care bill being passed and the war cost we can't afford to cut tax.

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      As noted by brking, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 02, 2009, "with our national debt reaching near 100% of our GDP, the bush tax cuts totaling 1.4 trillion from 2001 to 2010 should be reimposed by let them expire. it should be no surprise that this tax helped out the to bracket of tax payers by fare. it cut their taxes by 3%. considering they pay 35% of all taxes that a dramatic cut. with possible health-care bill being passed and the war cost we can't afford to cut tax. "
    • On January 11, 2010, by crtwining - The carry over basis rules in effect currently for 2010 would be a defacto estate or death tax anyway. Unfortunately, it would affect far more people than the 2009 $3.5 million estate tax applicable exclusion amount that this bill would put into place retroactively for 2010. For the vast majority of people this will result in no taxes whereas under the current 2010 law a large number of people will owe capital gains taxes when they go to sell mom or dad's property. There is no do away with minority discounting. All in all a good compromise. Besides those with wealth above 7 million per couple have numerous methods available to them if they plan ahead of time including ILITs, GRATs, CLATs, QPRTs, IDGTs etc to avoid estate tax liability.

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      As noted by crtwining, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 11, 2010, "The carry over basis rules in effect currently for 2010 would be a defacto estate or death tax anyway. Unfortunately, it would affect far more people than the 2009 $3.5 million estate tax applicable exclusion amount that this bill would put into place retroactively for 2010. For the vast majority of people this will result in no taxes whereas under the current 2010 law a large number of people will owe capital gains taxes when they go to sell mom or dad's property. There is no do away with minority discounting. All in all a good compromise. Besides those with wealth above 7 million per couple have numerous methods available to them if they plan ahead of time including ILITs, GRATs, CLATs, QPRTs, IDGTs etc to avoid estate tax liability. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.4154: Stand Against Violence and Empower ... - OpenCongress - March 06, 2012 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. Official: To decrease the incidence of violent crimes against Indian women, to strengthen the capacity of Indian tribes to exercise the sovereign authority of Indian tribes to respond to violent crimes committed against Indian women, and

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      As noted by opencongress.org on March 06, 2012, "All Bill Titles. Official: To decrease the incidence of violent crimes against Indian women, to strengthen the capacity of Indian tribes to exercise the sovereign authority of Indian tribes to respond to violent crimes committed against Indian women, and" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h4154/show&sa=U&ei=RxWLT_yTOOPs2gXIi5TOCQ&ved=0CCoQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHGEj1vWKmBPWrBczpklw-xW8UKUg)
    • H.R.4154: Stand Against Violence and Empower ... - OpenCongress - March 06, 2012 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. Official: To decrease the incidence of violent crimes against Indian women, to strengthen the capacity of Indian tribes to exercise the sovereign authority of Indian tribes to respond to violent crimes committed against Indian women, and

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      As noted by opencongress.org on March 06, 2012, "All Bill Titles. Official: To decrease the incidence of violent crimes against Indian women, to strengthen the capacity of Indian tribes to exercise the sovereign authority of Indian tribes to respond to violent crimes committed against Indian women, and" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h4154/show&sa=U&ei=O22KT7nvD-u62gW577XGCQ&ved=0CCoQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGvjTN4kUx2cmTUdBwPKw-XD9UcNw)
    • H.R.4154: Stand Against Violence and Empower ... - OpenCongress - March 06, 2012 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. Official: To decrease the incidence of violent crimes against Indian women, to strengthen the capacity of Indian tribes to exercise the sovereign authority of Indian tribes to respond to violent crimes committed against Indian women, and

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      As noted by opencongress.org on March 06, 2012, "All Bill Titles. Official: To decrease the incidence of violent crimes against Indian women, to strengthen the capacity of Indian tribes to exercise the sovereign authority of Indian tribes to respond to violent crimes committed against Indian women, and" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h4154/show&sa=U&ei=B8aJT_WUOYeU2AXml4m6CQ&ved=0CCoQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNExk2z5SidrXjaPE6SajHhxfQbZNA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • AAW concerned about estate tax legislation - January 14, 2010 by High Plains Journal - Last month by a vote of 225 to 200, the House of Representatives passed HR 4154, which makes permanent the 2009 estate tax rates and exemption threshold. ...

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      As noted by High Plains Journal on January 14, 2010, " Last month by a vote of 225 to 200, the House of Representatives passed HR 4154, which makes permanent the 2009 estate tax rates and exemption threshold. ... " (http://www.hpj.com/archives/2010/jan10/jan18/0111AAWconcernedestatetaxle.cfm?title=AAW%20concerned%20about%20estate%20tax%20legislation)
    • Federal estate tax repeal in 2010 - January 13, 2010 by Lexology (registration) - 3, 2009, the House of Representatives, by a vote of 225- 200, passed HR 4154, the ‚ÄúPermanent Estate Tax Relief for Families, Farmers, and Small Business Act ...

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      As noted by Lexology (registration) on January 13, 2010, " 3, 2009, the House of Representatives, by a vote of 225- 200, passed HR 4154, the “Permanent Estate Tax Relief for Families, Farmers, and Small Business Act ... " (http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=16c45243-3d54-4c57-b72f-9e45b742bbb1)
    • Death be not taxed - January 13, 2010 by Reno News & Review - The House tried last month to extend that into 2010 by passing HR 4154. But the Senate was grappling with health care. In addition, Democrats couldn't ...

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      As noted by Reno News & Review on January 13, 2010, " The House tried last month to extend that into 2010 by passing HR 4154. But the Senate was grappling with health care. In addition, Democrats couldn't ... " (http://www.newsreview.com/reno/content?oid=1353267)
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