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Economic Reports




Learning From History Part II: Estate Tax Repeal Will Have No Effect On The Budget Deficit American Family Business Institute
May 2006
Dynamic Scoring: Increasing Prosperity Through GDP Growth J. R. Reyling
April 6, 2006
Blacks Should Help In Doing Away with the "Death Tax" National Black Chamber of Commerce
April 5, 2006
The Distorting Effects of Taxes on Investment Income Treasury Department Seminar on Taxes on Capital
March 14, 2006
Bury the Death Tax New York Sun

February 16, 2006

Kyl Continuing His Push For Permanent Deal On Estate Tax CongressionalDaily
January 18, 2006
Republicans Hopeful Agreement on Tax-Break Extensions Will Succeed Congressional Quartlery
January 18, 2006
Dynamically Cleaning Up the Static Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council
July 28, 2005

Carryover Basis Reform: Why it Failed in 1976 but Works Today

American Family Business Institute
July 27, 2005

Learning From History: JCT’s Static Score Can Not Determine The Real Revenue Effect Of Repealing The Estate Tax

American Family Business Institute

July 13, 2005

Targeted Family Business Carve Out Fails to Avoid Estate Tax Tax Notes

April 18, 2005

House Approves Estate Tax Repeal IRET Advisory 158
April 11, 2005
Estate Taxes and Charitable Bequests: Evidence from Two Tax Regimes US Department of the Treasury
March, 2005
The President's 2005 Budget: Permanent Tax Cuts and a More Prosperous Future Heritage Foundation

February 5, 2004

Myth vs. Facts about the Death Tax American Family Business Institute


Estate Taxes: An Historical Perspective Heritage Foundation
January 16, 2004

Taxing Forests to Death

National Center for Policy Analysis
October 23, 2003

10 Facts About Today's Economy

Senate Joint Economic Committee
August 1, 2003
The effects on government revenues from repealing the federal estate tax and limiting the Step-up basis for taxing capital gains CONSAD Research Corp.
July 30, 2003
Estate Tax Repeal: Good for the Budget As Well As the Country IRET Advisory 156

June 26, 2003

Now is the Time to Permanently Repeal Federal Death Taxes Heritage Foundation
June 16, 2003
The Economics of The Estate Tax: An Update Senate Joint Economic Committee
June 2003
Death Taxes: Killing the Economy Heritage Foundation
January 23, 2003
The Economic and Fiscal Effects of Repealing Federal Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Taxes Heritage Foundation
November 15, 2002
Time to Repeal Federal Death Taxes: The Nightmare of the American Dream Heritage Foundation
April 4, 2001
Why the Bush Tax Cuts Are No Threat To Philanthropy Heritage Foundation
March 8, 2001
Macroeconomic and Revenue Effects Of the Elimination of the Estate Tax American Council for Capital Formation
March 2001
The Death Tax Must Die Heritage Foundation
March 1, 2001

Repeal the Grave Robber Tax

Cato Institute
February 22, 2001

Estate Taxes, Labor Supply, And Economic Efficiency

American Council for Capital Formation
January 2001
Wealth, Mobility, Inheritance And The Estate Tax National Center of Policy Analysis
July 2000
Time to Eliminate the Costly Death Tax Heritage Foundation
June 8, 2000
Questions and Answers on Estate Tax Repeal American Council for Capital Formation
June 2000

Top Ten Reasons for Phasing out The Estate Tax

Newspaper Association of America
September 18, 2000
Repeal of the Death Tax: Impact on U.S. Economic Growth American Council for Capital Formation
February 16, 2000
Is the Estate Tax a (Revenue) Loser? Tax Foundation
December 1999
Grave Robbers: The Moral Case against the Death Tax Cato Institute
October 4, 1999

Why Death Taxes Should Be Abolished

National Center for Policy Analysis
August 18, 1999
The Death Tax: Impact on Investment, Employment, and Entrepreneurs American Council for Capital Formation
August 1999
International Comparison of Death Tax Rates American Council for Capital Formation
June 1999
A Scorecard on Death Tax Reform Heritage Foundation
June 25, 1998
The Case for Burying the Estate Tax
Institute for Policy Innovation
March 15, 1999
The Economics of The Estate Tax Senate Joint Economic Committee
December 1998

The Case for Abolishing Death Taxes

National Center for Policy Analysis
June 1997

Boomers Beware The Estate Tax Is Now Not Just for the Rich

American Enterprise Institute
April 23, 1997

Should We Abolish the Estate Tax?

National Center for Policy Analysis
January 27, 1997

The Case for Repealing the Estate Tax

Heritage Foundation

August 21, 1996

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