Inheritance Tax: How one specific rule could affect IHT bill before death

Inheritance Tax currently stands at a rate of 40 percent, and it’s usually not payable on the value of a person’s estate below a set threshold. For most Britons, the threshold currently stands at £325,000, and for any estate which exceeds this value, the proportion above this amount would be taxed. The tax, often described as Britain’s ‘most hated’, is something many families […]

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You Can’t Reopen The Economy Without Child Care

Catherine Carberry would love to go back to work. The staffing agency she works for in Easton, Pennsylvania, regularly offers her temporary gigs at nearby factories and warehouses. The jobs even pay a few dollars more an hour than she’s used to making.  But Carberry, 40, can’t work. It’s not because she’s at high risk of contracting COVID-19 or flush […]

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COVID-19 Threatens A New Eviction Crisis

The coronavirus has put America’s housing market on hold. As residents shelter in place, real estate listings have slowed to a trickle. State and federal policymakers, facing an unprecedented spike in unemployment and a pandemic simultaneously, have banned evictions to ease economic hardship during the crisis.  But eventually all of this will have to end. When the eviction bans expire, […]

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Anthony Fauci Nominated for an ‘Oscar’ of Civil Service

Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. Anthony Fauci, the doctor at the forefront of leading America through the coronavirus pandemic, was named Sunday as one of the finalists for the “Oscars” of the government workforce, an annual award ceremony recognizing […]

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Michigan Gov. Decries Confederate Flags, Swastikas Seen At Anti-Lockdown Protest

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on Sunday forcefully condemned the racist symbols, including Confederate flags and swastikas, displayed by some attendees of an anti-lockdown protest at the state’s Capitol building last week. Photos from the protest showed hundreds of participants crammed inside the building, many of whom were not wearing masks and flouted federal social distancing guidelines. The protest’s stated […]

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