Most think that the “death tax” is simply a tax on what you own at the time of your death even though you already paid tax on the income used to acquire those things which are subject to the “death tax”. The legal definition of the estate tax is that it is a tax on your right to transfer property at your death. It consists of an accounting of everything you own or have certain interests in at the date of death.
Frequently Asked Questions on Gift Taxes
Find some of the more common questions dealing with gift tax issues as well as some examples of how different types of gifts are treated.
Frequently Asked Questions on Estate Taxes
Find some of the more common questions dealing with basic estate tax issues.
If you give someone money or property during your life, you may be subject to federal gift tax.
Filing Estate and Gift Tax Returns
Learn when to file estate and gift taxes, where to send your returns, and get contact information if you need help.
2010 Brings Big Changes to the Estate and Gift Tax
Learn about the legislative changes that affect Estate and Gift taxes.