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Generally a federal tax on the transfer of a dead person’s assets to his heirs and beneficiaries. although a transfer tax, it is based on the amount in the decedent’s estate (including distribution from a trust at the death) and can include insurance proceeds. currently such federal taxation applies to the amount of an estate above $600,000, or as much as double that amount if the estate is distributed to a spouse. some states have an estate tax, more commonly called an inheritance tax.

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