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Prestone, this is a touching story. But how many actual cases are like this?

http://www.ctj.org/html/estbob.htm

Except below:
The family farmer is the poster child of the anti-estate-tax movement, but the truth is that less than one in 20 farmers leaves a taxable estate.

Even for the small number of farm estates that do pay any tax, the typical tax payment is only about $5,000. Only 0.5% of total estate taxes is attributable to farm assets.

Non-farm family businesses are also a small part of the estate tax--less than 3% of total assets for estates worth less than $2.5 million. Only for the very largest estates does business share of total assets become significant--and these businesses are hardly small.

Very informative, fact-filled article...
Mara
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