Shaping the Reform Debate

Not all wealthy clients enjoy the prospect of a permanent estate tax repeal. Because federal lawmakers keep talking about making the repeal permanent after the year 2010 but don't actually do it, some affluent Americans are having terrible planning problems. Quite obviously, they can't predict when they're going to die, so clients are creating wills with no idea how much their heirs will receive.

Not all wealthy clients enjoy the prospect of a permanent estate tax repeal. Because federal lawmakers keep talking about making the repeal permanent after the year 2010 but don't actually do it, some affluent Americans are having terrible planning problems. Quite obviously, they can't predict when they're going to die, so clients are creating wills with no idea how much their heirs will receive.

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