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.
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, f...
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...
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...
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.
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...