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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


To claim an inheritance, contact the executor of the will or the judge in charge of the case. They make sure that you receive your money and any other paperwork you need, such as a deed or title if you are inheriting property.


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 the inheritance, such as property or stocks, generates an income, the inheritanc


Public works are financed using tax dollars. The largest portion of tax revenues (24 percent) are spent on Social Security by way of payments to the elderly and disabled.


Inherited money from a trust may or may not be subject to income tax, depending on the source of the funds. Property or money held by the decedent at the time of death is an inheritance and would not be subject to income tax, according to IRS Publication 559.


Floating currency and pegged currency are the two most prominent ways to determine the exchange rate for a particular currency. A floating currency rate is determined by the fluctuation of the stock and exchange markets. A pegged currency rate is set by the country or region where the currency origi


Money given as a gift is subject to federal gift tax unless the gift qualifies as an exception, reports the IRS. Only Connecticut and Minnesota impose state gift taxes, and the exemptions are $2 million and $1 million respectively as of 2015, according to Nolo.


Approximately 5 percent of state budgets, which are funded through taxpayers, go towards prisons and corrections programs. On the flip side, approximately 25 percent is used to fund K to 12 education.


Money market interest rates are determined by factors including Treasury bill and federal funds rates, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco explains. In addition, supply and demand levels for specific money market instruments affect the rates of the money market as a whole.


Money exchange rates are determined by the market forces of supply and demand, according to Investopedia. For example, if demand for U.S. dollars by Japanese investors increases, the price of the U.S. dollar goes up relative to the Japanese yen.