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Estate Planning, Tax

Is the Maryland Death Tax Facing Extinction?

Not quite, to be sure, but the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 739 (“Maryland Estate Tax – Unified Credit”) increasing the Maryland estate tax exemption (the amount an individual can pass free of Maryland estate tax) gradually over the next five years to the federal estate tax exemption. This bill now moves to the Maryland Senate.

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Estate Planning, Tax

2010 Estate Tax Update: Can Congress Find a Solution?

The federal estate tax system is in a state of chaos. Despite some discussion among lawmakers in the past year, there has been no progress or change to report. The outlook for a good resolution is somewhere between bleak (some believe the best possible result will be having the 2009 estate tax law reinstated for two years only) to murky (a compromise may be in the works which will provide a permanent solution) More details on these and other possible outcomes below.

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