Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"A 'Buffett Tax' Resolution"

As one twin said to the other, "Après vous"
(I'll be right behind you, really).

Via the TaxProf Blog:
BuffettThe Volokh Conspiracy:  A “Buffet Tax” Resolution, by David Bernstein (George Mason):
  1. Whereas, the U.S. government is in desperate need of revenue.
  2. Whereas, Warren Buffet is worth tens of billions of dollars, almost all of which is destined for private foundations and thus will completely escape federal tax.
  3. Whereas, Warren Buffet has publicly proclaimed that he is undertaxed.
  4. Resolved, the U.S. government should pass legislation that gifts to foundations in excess of a $20 billion lifetime exemption will hereinafter be taxed at 55%, the normal inheritance tax rate.