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Estate Tax Law

Estate taxes are imposed by state and federal governments on the transfer of a deceased person's property to heirs and others identified in estate planning documents, such as wills. For example, a number of states have “state estate taxes,” requiring the recipients of real estate or personal property to pay taxes on the inherited property. This section contains information and resources on estate taxes and other taxation issues related to estate planning and administration. You’ll find articles on reducing estate taxes, gift tax laws, using life insurance to avoid estate taxes, and more. Choose a link below to get started.
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