Congresswoman Jackie Walorski rails against “devastating” death tax

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Congresswoman Jackie Walorski came out Monday against what she called “the devastating death tax.”

Walorski says the estate tax “can impose a crushing tax bill on family-owned businesses and farms when the primary owner passes away.”

She points out that the 40-percent tax is imposed as a second or third layer of tax on a person’s business or other assets when they are passed down to the next generation. She says “with today’s broken tax code, even death is a taxable event.”

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