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The 100th anniversary of the estate tax

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016

By Laura Saunders The tax was enacted prior to the U.S.'s World War I entry In 1916, as World War I raged in Europe, Congress wanted to boost U.S. revenues in case America joined the fighting, so lawmakers voted for a new tax on a person's assets at death. This levy affected fewer than 1% of
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