H.R.1986

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 to restore the estate tax, increase the estate tax unified credit to an exclusion equivalent of $4,000,000, reduce the maximum estate tax rate to 40 percent, and for other purposes.

4/21/2009--Introduced.

Repeals provisions of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 eliminating the estate tax and related carryover basis provisions (thus restoring such tax after 2009).

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) increase the estate tax unified credit to $4 million; and (2) reduce the maximum estate tax rate to 40%.

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