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'Decoupling' Estate Tax Planning In Light Of Legislation

In 2001, Congress passed and the president signed sweeping tax reduction legislation. Estate taxes were significantly reduced by immediately increasing the per person exemption from $675,000 to $1 million and by further increasing the exemption to $1.5 million in 2004 and 2005; to $2 million in 2006 through 2008; to $3.5 million in 2009; and ...

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