Estate and Gift Tax FAQ

Can I avoid paying state estate or inheritance taxes?

If your state imposes estate or inheritance taxes, there probably isn't much you can do. However, if you live in two states -- winter here, summer there -- your inheritors may save money if you can make your legal residence in a state that doesn't impose these taxes.

For a comprehensive guide to estate planning, get Plan Your Estate, by Denis Clifford (Nolo).

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