My Crystal Ball

Let's look at the recent past, the better to see what the future of the estate tax will be in the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and beyond. My predictions about what we can expect are based on the Nov. 14, 2007 Senate Finance Committee (SFC) hearing; additional questions after that hearing submitted by the senators for inclusion in the hearing record; and two additional SFC hearings this year. Toss in a

Let's look at the recent past, the better to see what the future of the estate tax will be in the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and beyond.

My predictions about what we can expect are based on the Nov. 14, 2007 Senate Finance Committee (SFC) hearing; additional questions after that hearing submitted by the senators for inclusion in the hearing record; and two additional SFC hearings this year. Toss in a recent Senate budget resolution and taking a peek at unsuccessful amendments to that reso

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