- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Ways and MeansIntroducedOctober 24th, 2019
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The gap between the ultra-rich and everyone else is exacerbated by the ease of passing assets between generations without any tax implications. Imposing an estate tax on the top estates (those worth over $3.5 million) would increase revenue for the government and ensure that the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes.
Death shouldn’t be a taxable event, but this bill would make more American families subject to the estate tax and increase the government’s take from their inheritance. The steep tax rates this bill would impose on the wealthy would encourage them to find loopholes or move out of the U.S. to avoid the tax, both of which hurt economic efficiency.