The federal government and state levy taxes on the bulk of someone’s property after they’ve died. Taxable property includes:
The PA Inheritance Tax return must be filed within nine months from the decedent’s date of death. If you file an incomplete tax return, you may receive notification of an audit or have to pay a penalty — especially if you file late.
The first step in determining the PA Inheritance Tax involves determining the decedent’s asset value. Our estate and tax attorneys, we will advise you on which deductions are allowed — owed debts, funeral expenses, some estate costs, etc. — and how to calculate the total tax due.
We stay up-to-date on all tax laws and changes that might affect your estate planning, including:
When you work with our tax attorneys, you’ll benefit from their experience in estate planning and deep knowledge of tax laws. We’ll look out for your and your beneficiaries’ financial interests.
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