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Author: PayingFool Two stars, 250 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 76397  
Subject: Re: Estate / death taxes: was my grandfather foo Date: 4/15/2008 11:06 AM
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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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