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The federal estate tax, paid only by the estates of the very wealthiest individuals, is a highly progressive tax that raises a significant amount of revenue to fund vital services. An aggressive campaign, financed by a few super-wealthy families, has sought to permanently repeal or drastically reduce the tax. We're working to ensure that tax code does not benefit the wealthy at the expense of ordinary Americans.

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