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HR 8 - Death/Estate Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2005 - National Key Vote

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Title: Death/Estate Tax Repeal Permanency Act of 2005

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would permanently repeal the sunset provision of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001.

Highlights:

  • Makes the one-year trial termination of the estate tax permanent (Sec. 2).

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