Another Estate Tax Repeal Bill Is Proposed
Many Republicans have been urging a repeal of the Federal Estate Tax for years. During the time that we have a democratic president, the chances of such a bill becoming law are remote. In fact, President Obama has set forth his proposal to actually increase the tax by lowering the threshold for an estate to be taxable. The latest bill was sponsored by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tx). He introduced H.R. 1105, 114th Cong., 1st Sess. (March 6, 2015), which would repeal the federal estate and GST taxes. The bill already has 32 co-sponsors, and has been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
The upshot of this is that it is unlikely that any changes will occur during this administration but if a Republican takes the white house and the Republicans continue to control both Houses, the possibility of absolute repeal may very well become a reality.