Senate bill S2899 has been introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that would establish the federal estate tax rate to be 40% on all estates worth $3,500,000 but less than $10,000,000, and 50% on all estates in excess of $10,000,000 but less than $50,000,000. Thereafter the estate tax rate would be 55% on estates in

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While many people are postponing updating their estate planning documents until there is a little more certainty about the next estate tax law effective January 1st, 2013, a person should still continue to update his or her existing estate planning documents. Also, waiting for the Congress to determine how it wants to set the estate

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