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Economics of estate taxation

Wojciech Kopczuk

Economics of estate taxation

a brief review of theory and evidence

by Wojciech Kopczuk

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementWojciech Kopczuk.
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 15741, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) -- working paper no. 15741.
ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research.
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LC ClassificationsHB1
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24127342M
LC Control Number2010655756

Twelve states and the District of Columbia have an estate tax and six have an inheritance tax (Maryland has both). Before , when a federal credit offset the cost of state taxes, all states taxed the transfer of wealth at death. State and local governments collected $5 billion from estate and.   We derive two key properties for optimal estate taxation. First, the estate tax should be progressive, so that parents leaving a higher bequest face a lower net return on bequests. Second, marginal estate taxes should be negative, so that all parents face a marginal subsidy on bequests. Both properties can be implemented with a simple nonlinear Cited by:

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