(as) certain as death and taxes

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(as) certain as death and taxes

Certain to happen; inevitable and unavoidable. A variation of the proverbial phrase, "Nothing is certain but death and taxes." They just aren't right for each other; they're certain as death and taxes to break up eventually. The two brothers will be forever at each other's throats, as certain as death and taxes.
See also: and, certain, death, taxes
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At a time when few things are as certain as death and taxes, techniques that freeze the value of appreciating assets for estate tax purposes can be an important way for CPAs to help clients save money.