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Estates and Trusts
Did you receive a payment or other property from an estate or trust during the year? If so, here's what you need to know about how it affects your taxes. Read more…

What Are Estate Taxes?
When someone in your family dies while owning property, the federal government imposes an estate tax on the value of all that property. The law that governs estates is constantly changing may be an inconsistent from one year to the next. The good news is that the estate tax doesn't affect many American taxpayers who aren't in the top 2% of the nation's wealthiest people. Read more…

What Are Inheritance Taxes?
Inheritance taxes are taxes that a person needs to pay on money or property they have inherited after the death of a loved one. Here are the basics. Read more…

4 Ways to Protect Your Inheritance from Taxes
Received an inheritance of cash, investments, or property? Here are four ways that can help you keep it from being swallowed up by taxes. Read more…

The Gift Tax
If you give people a lot of money, you might have to pay a federal gift tax. But the IRS also allows you to give up to $15,000 in 2019 to any number of people without facing any gift taxes, and without the recipient owing any income tax on the gifts. Read more…

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