About the bill
Few issues highlight the economic differences between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump like the estate tax. An estate is everything a person owns at their time of death. Under current law, any estate for an individual worth at least $5.45 million — or for a couple worth at least $10.9 million — gets taxed at a maximum 40 percent rate before it is allowed to be bequeathed to children or other heirs.
Hillary Clinton is calling for that tax to be broadened to encompass more estates and for tax rates ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 9th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2016
Length: 4 pages
Apr 20, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on April 20, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Apr 20, 2016
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H.R. 4996 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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