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Category: Estate Administration

What is Probate of a Decedent’s Will ?

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Probate and Estate Administration Making Estate Administration and Probate Simple I can help you deal with probate of a will in a decedent’s estate. Handling the affairs of someone who has dies is not  an easy process. I can take you through the steps necessary to have a will officially recognized. Next, I will assist in […]

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Estate Tax valuation date

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Valuation: The value is the fair market value. This is construed to mean the price at which the property would change hands in an arm’s length transaction between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or to sell and both having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts. The […]

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Federal Gift and Estate Tax Summary: Generation Skipping, Gifts to Spouse, Transfers Before Death

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Federal Gift and Estate Tax Summary: generation skipping, gifts to spouse, transfers before death The tax at death and the tax on transfers that skip a generation were repealed and then reinstated. The gift tax was not repealed. All these taxes are now in effect. The top gift rates for transfers during life, the estate […]

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Pennsylvania Inheritance tax rates are based upon classes of beneficiaries

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Pennsylvania Inheritance tax rates are based upon the following classes of beneficiaries: Class: tax rate in % Surviving spouse 0% Property owned jointly by husband and wife or passing to a surviving spouse is exempt from Pennsylvania Inheritance tax Minor children: Beneficiaries of the estate of a child age 21 or less to natural parent, […]

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Pennsylvania Inheritance tax

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ESTATE ADMINISTRATION Pennsylvania Inheritance tax Pennsylvania imposes a tax on assets passing to a beneficiary. The rate of the tax depends on the relationship of the beneficiary to the decedent (the person who has died). This type of tax differs from an estate tax such as that imposed by the Internal Revenue Service on certain […]

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