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death tax

n.
An estate tax.

estate′ tax`


n.
a tax imposed on the net worth of a decedent's property prior to distribution to the heirs. Also called death tax.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.death tax - a tax on the estate of the deceased person
transfer tax - any tax levied on the passing of title to property
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Post death taxes Your estate may be taxed in both jurisdictions, although again a double taxation treaty may assist.
That made 80% of the estate subject to death taxes of about 55%, and the bill is due in nine months," Zabel (http://www.
Generally, states that "de-coupled" from the federal estate tax system so they could continue to levy death taxes on their deceased residents have progressive state death taxes ranging from about 5 percent up to 16 percent, depending on the size of the taxable estate.
The Video: How to Jump-Start a Tax-Free Retirement Plan also discusses a tax trap rescue plan for existing IRAs, 401(k)s and 403(b) retirement plans that are crushed with income taxes and Obama's death taxes.
Therefore, the IRC does not permit an estate of a decedent to claim a credit for state death taxes paid for the period January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2012.
Yet, such levies also hurt small-business owners and their ability to create and sustain jobs; those that inherit, not infrequently, find themselves obliged to liquidate their assets in order to pay death taxes.
Why then should the government demand that many of these families pay Death Taxes at confiscatory rates for assets that were already taxed when they were earned?
This approach tends to focus on achieving zero estate taxes on the first death, financial security for the surviving spouse, and reduction or elimination of death taxes on the second death.
Can we have assurances from all our MPs that, if re-elected, they will oppose any plans which include such draconian death taxes on all elderly adults who have worked and paid taxes throughout their working life?
Regardless of what happens on the federal level, clients also need to think about the impact of state death taxes on their estate plans.
In the chart on page 29, placing $3,500,000 in the family trust to take full advantage of the federal unified credit would expose $2,825,000 to state death taxes (3,500,000--675,000 = 2,825,000).
The Fair Tax, his revolutionary tax reform bill--which he has consistently introduced since 1998--abolishes all federal income taxes, including payroll taxes, self-employment taxes, capital gains taxes, gift taxes and death taxes, and replaces them all with one simple, revenue-neutral personal consumption tax.