Feb-13-2017 - The SOI (Statistics of Income) Tax Stats estate tax statistics for the 2015 fiing year have been released; 11,917 estate tax returns were filed of which 4,918 reported tax due. Of those, 266 were for gross estates of $50 million or more. Total estate tax of of $17 billion was paid or shown due.
Feb-10-2017 - IRS has released Pub. 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators, for use in preparing 2016 returns.
Feb-07-2017 - H.R. 451, the Permanently Repeal the Estate Tax Act of 2017, is a proposal to repeal the estate tax and retain stepped-up basis at death. It would be effective for estates of decedents dying after Dec-31-2016. Also see H.R. 631, which would be effective for estates of decedents dying on or after the date of enactment.