The House Democrats are proposing a $3.5 trillion spending plan. To support that package the Democrats have proposed tax increases to fund a large portion of that plan. The House Ways and Means Committee just issued statutory language for the tax increase proposal, including dramatic changes to the transfer tax system. While the tax legislative process will no doubt evolve with many twists and turns, these proposals might be the blueprint for any final legislation. The implications of this are quite simple. Taxpayers who might be affected need to plan and take action now.