Congresswoman’s ‘Death Tax’ Saga a Lesson in Estate Planning

During her time as South Dakota’s lone congresswoman, Rep. Kristi Noem has long told a tale about the Internal Revenue Service’s crushing “death tax” on her farming and ranching family shortly after her father’s untimely death. But court documents suggest Noem’s story is less a tale of the taxman cometh, and more about bungled estate planning.

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