death tax

Definition

A type of tax levied on the estate or inheritance of a recently deceased person. Examples of the death tax include inheritance tax and estate tax.

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You should always factor in the death tax to your will so you know how much to give to each party.

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The death tax would lower the amount of the estate's value to nearly nothing as the estate was worth very little.

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The republican party is often trying to eliminate the death tax, a tax levied on an estate or inheritance, because people often align with the republican party when they become older and more wealthy.

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