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How do you get inheritance forms?

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Individuals usually make a will to determine inheritance; and, forms can be obtained from an attorney, legal office, legal form provider, such as Rocket Lawyer online, or through the purchase of software, such as Quicken WillMaker Plus 2015. Inheritance forms can be purchased in book form, such as Quick & Legal Will Book, sold by Nolo, advises Huffington Post.

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Certain trusts require inheritance forms. Trusts and estate planning utilize inheritance forms in order to convey property or assets. A trust is created for one person to convey a right in real or personal property to another person through a third party, which acts in a fiduciary role, states Cornell Law Legal Information Institute. Forms for trusts can also be obtained through attorneys, books on trusts sold by Nolo, and online legal service providers, such as ALLLaw.

In addition, legal forms relating to an inheritance are required for paying taxes on the inheritance. Estates are taxed at both federal and state levels, according to Legal Street. The IRS provides federal estate tax forms on the official IRS website, at IRS.gov. No federal inheritance taxes exist, according to Legal Street. However, individual states tax inheritance. Inheritance tax forms paid to the state are available through the specific state controllers' office or website.

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