H.R. 5421 (109th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the estate tax and repeal the carryover basis rule, to increase the estate and gift tax unified credit to an exclusion equivalent of $5,000,000, and to reduce the rate of the estate and gifts taxes to the generally applicable capital gains income tax rate.

Introduced:
May 18, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Collin Peterson
Representative for Minnesota's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 18, 2006
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2610 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 26, 2003

H.R. 5970 (Related)
Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act of 2006

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Aug 03, 2006

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 18, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 18, 2006
Referred to Committee May 18, 2006
 
Summary

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)
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House Ways and Means

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5/18/2006--Introduced.
Repeals provisions of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 which eliminated the estate and generation skipping transfer tax and carryover basis rules for estates.
Reduces the estate tax rate to the lower of 15% or the capital gains income tax rate generally applicable to individual taxpayers. Reduces the gift tax rate to 15%.
Establishes a single estate and gift tax unified credit amount of $5 million.

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