Trust and Estate Counsel

Tennessee Estate Planning Law

Insight and commentary on estate planning issues impacting affluent residents of Tennessee

Death Tax Voter Guide

The American Family Business Institute has published a death tax voter guide for the 2010 elections. The voter guide identifies which candidates have signed a pledge to repeal death taxes as well as how incumbents have voted on various bills to permanently repeal death taxes.

I doubt that death taxes will be totally repealed. Nevertheless, those who have signed the pledge will presumably be more inclined to vote for estate tax relief in the form of higher exemptions and lower tax rates.