Estate Tax and Stepped-Up Basis
The apartment industry supports the retention of current-law stepped-up basis rules. Changes to current law could either diminish or discourage the ability of heirs to make improvements to inherited property. Affordable housing inventory could be lost as a result.
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A new report released by Ernst & Young finds that repealing the Step-Up in basis tax provision would cause damage to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and a significant decrease in job creation.
According to the study’s findings, repealing the step-up in basis would result in:
- 80,000 fewer jobs in each of the first ten years;
- 100,000 fewer jobs each year thereafter; and
- A $32 reduction in workers’ wages for every $100 raised by taxing capital gains at death.
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