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Subject:  Re: Estate / death taxes: was my grandfather foo Date:  4/15/2008  11:06 AM
Author:  PayingFool Number:  62271 of 88500

I didn't understand the complaint, myself. One person with $48,000 income paid more income tax (filing single) than two people with $56,000 income (filing MFJ). How exactly is that a "death tax"? The single person has (at least) one less exemption and half the standard deduction of the MFJ couple, so more income is taxable. No surprise there.
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