Inheritance Taxes

Find out when inheritors could find themselves owing tax and how to deal with it.

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Inheritance taxes aren't imposed on the whole estate--instead, they're owed by the people who inherit property. Still, it's the executor's job to see that these taxes are paid before the inheritors actually take possession of their inheritance.

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The Executor's Guide

The Executor's Guide

Settle an estate or trust with this all-in-one guide for executors. The Executor's Guide will help you make progress one step at a time through the unfamiliar land of legal procedures and terminology.


The Trustee's Legal Companion

The Trustee's Legal Companion

Learn the ins and outs of being a trustee with this guide for every trust administrator. The Trustee’s Legal Companion shows you exactly how to proceed within the terms of the trust and your state's law.


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