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Subject:  Re: Estate / death taxes: was my grandfather foo Date:  4/15/2008  11:41 AM
Author:  ziggy29 Number:  62274 of 88435

>> Why should a surviving spouse be treated any differently under our tax laws? <<

I never said they should. I'm just pointing out how much taxes rise after your spouse dies, and that there are other forms of additional taxes caused by death, and ones that hit low net worth households.

>> It's not a "death tax" in any sense of the words. It's simply a recognition of one's filing status under our tax laws. <<

Really? What caused the change of filing status back to single? (Hint: it wasn't divorce.)

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