Estate tax is hurdle for minority American business owners (The Hill)

KSU study: 90 percent of black business owners believe estate tax hinders long-term prospects

KENNESAW, Ga. (Dec 8, 2017) — The estate tax creates an unfair situation for black-owned businesses, which have primarily started to accumulate wealth within the last 60 years. Many black-owned family businesses are first generation businesses, where children work alongside their parents.

A Kennesaw State University study discovered that 90 percent of black business owners surveyed believe the estate tax hindered their long-term growth prospects.

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