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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, February 11, 2013

Four Ways to Avoid State Death Taxes

Unknown-1State estate and inheritance taxes can come as a surprise to many because they're focused on the federal changes that exempt most people from the federal estate tax.  But 21 states and the District of Columbia have 2013 estate and/or inheritance taxes. Forbes offers four ways to avoid state tax: 

1. Move

2. Credit shelter trust/bypass trust

3. Spousal lifetime access trust

4. Outright gifts

Please click here for more detail about each of these options. 

See Ashlea Ebeling, Four Ways to Beat State Death Taxes, Forbes, Jan. 28, 2013. 


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