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www.reference.com/article/inheritance-tax-9a5a5f133ebbaa94

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.

www.reference.com/article/states-state-inheritance-tax-c5263951abeca707

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.

www.reference.com/article/inheritance-tax-work-6d40520e982372ed

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, f...

www.reference.com/article/calculate-inheritance-taxes-2a9028bc935a78b4

People calculate inheritance taxes on the portion of the estate that they receive by subtracting the state's exemption and then multiplying the remainder by the state's applicable tax rate, as TurboTax instructs. Some states require the executor to file a single inherit...

www.reference.com/article/taxes-inheritance-determined-77b9f7963372491e

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 ma...

www.reference.com/business-finance/federal-inheritance-tax-rate-dba6a4c9c679221e

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.

www.reference.com/article/states-low-inheritance-tax-rates-302152e73cd622a9

As of 2015, most states don’t levy any inheritance tax, but of the six states that do, Nebraska has the lowest minimum inheritance tax rate at 1 percent, and Maryland has the lowest maximum rate at 10 percent, reports About.com. States base inheritance tax rates that in...