03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Estate Tax Laws Uncertain With Old Tax Set To Expire

The possible expiration of the federal-estate tax has sent the normally staid world of estate planning into a frenzy of activity, as taxpayers try to cope with uncertainty.

Without the old estate tax in place, some new rules will come into play, potentially forcing families to dig up decades-old records or face big tax penalties.

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