As part of his new tax plan, the president has proposed ending the “step-up” in tax basis for inherited assets, and, furthermore, requiring the capital gains tax to be paid at death rather than when an heir later sells...
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"Tax Breaks for Shipping Jobs Overseas"
During last night's presidential debate, President Obama once again referred to "tax breaks for shipping jobs overseas." Mitt Romney then remarked that he wasn't sure what the President was referring to, joking that he ought to get a new accountant. We're not positive what Obama was specifically referring to either, however, he was likely talking about the commonly misunderstood issue of tax deferral:
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