As of 2015, Florida does not have an inheritance tax law, explains About.com's Julie Garber. As of Jan 1, 2005, Florida has no estate tax, explains the State of Florida Department of Revenue. Estate's of decedents who passed away before Jan 1, 2005, are subject to estate tax.
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.
According to the Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas, the spouse is usually the first beneficiary, but the descendants of the deceased qualify if the spouse is deceased. To avoid legal confusion, it is important to name each beneficiary in a will instead of using generalities such as "my children."
Six states have state inheritance taxes as of 2015. Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska and Pennsylvania have inheritance taxes only, while Maryland and New Jersey have both estate taxes and inheritance taxes.
The inheritance or estate tax is a tax on the right to transfer property at the owner's death. The estate's executor or administrator takes an accounting of everything the decedent owned on the date of death, using fair market value. This is the "gross estate" and if, for 2014, it plus any prior tax
The Indiana inheritance tax has been repealed for those individuals dying after Dec. 31st, 2012. Therefore, no current inheritance tax is levied, and no inheritance tax returns need be filed currently. For individuals who died before the repeal date, an inheritance tax return needs to be filed.
Federal inheritance tax is collected by the Internal Revenue Service and deposited with the U.S. Treasury, according to the IRS. In addition to federal taxes, seven states imposed inheritance taxes in 2015, which pay into their respective treasuries. The laws governing such taxes vary by jurisdictio
The estate, or inheritance tax, is the tax on the right to transfer assets at the time of the owner's death, the IRS explains. The estate's administrator or executor prepares an account of every asset the decedent owned on the date of his death using the current fair market value. This is the gross
The state of Michigan levies no inheritance tax or estate tax as of 2015, reports the Michigan Department of Treasury. The only death tax for Michigan residents is the federal estate tax levied on estates worth more than $5.43 million, according to Nolo.
Texas does not require a state inheritance tax return on estates with a date of death on or after Jan. 1, 2005, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Thus, a state-level tax is no longer collected in Texas.