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The United States, as the name suggests, is a collection of independently governed states. At first, the state and federal governments were separate as in a layer cake. Over time, the state and federal governments have b... More »

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Inheritance tax is levied by state governments, according to TurboTax. Inheritance tax is different from estate tax, which is levied by the federal government. As of 2015, only New Jersey, Maryland, Nebraska, Iowa, Kentu... More »

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In most cases, an inheritance is not included on the recipient's federal tax filing, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Some circumstances, such as when inherited property produces taxable income or when the inhe... More »

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The federal budget is a budget developed each year by the government that allocates financial resources for public expenses. In 2015, the federal budget was $3.8 trillion, notes National Priorities Project. More »

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Federal bureaucracy refers to the organization of government offices that implement public policy. Highly complex societies require federal bureaucracy to manage public programs and ensure the enforcement of legislation.... More »

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There are at least 438 agencies in the U.S. government, such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the State Department and the U.S. Mint. Other federal agencies include the Census Bureau, the Central Int... More »

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The annual federal deficit is how much the government has gone over budget in a fiscal year. This means the debt the country owes continues to grow. More »

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