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An inheritance tax is a tax paid by heirs or beneficiaries of an inheritance, according to Investopedia. An inheritance tax rate depends on the value of the asset received or the relationship to the descendant. More »

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As of 2014, the inheritance tax rates range between 1 percent and 20 percent of the value of property and cash inherited, according to TurboTax. Eight states levied inheritance taxes in 2014, including Indiana, Iowa, Ken... More »

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As of 2015, the federal inheritance, or estate, tax rate is 40 percent, according to Bankrate. The first $5.43 million of an estate is exempt and not taxed by the IRS. More »

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Common questions about the Pennsylvania inheritance tax are related to tax rates, availability of discounts and lineal heirs. Other frequently asked questions are about the types of property subject to the tax and where ... More »

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State inheritance tax in Pennsylvania is reduced by 5 percent if the heirs pay the full tax within three months after the decedent dies, reports the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. Some beneficiaries don't have to pa... More »

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As of 2015, only six states have an inheritance tax, which taxes heirs based on their relationships to the deceased. Tax rates range from 0 to 10 percent in Maryland; from 0 to 15 percent in Iowa and Pennsylvania; from 0... More »

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TurboTax reports that as of tax year 2013, only eight states require beneficiaries to pay an inheritance tax: Iowa, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Nebraska, Maryland, Indiana, Tennessee and New Jersey. For tax purposes, unless ... More »

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