Tag - Death Tax

How to Avoid the Death Tax

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Taxes come in a wide variety of flavors (e.g., income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, and gift taxes). But, perhaps one of the most misunderstood taxes is colloquially called the “death tax” – more appropriately called the “Estate Tax.” Critics call out the inherent unfairness of a tax that appears to tax assets that have already been taxed at least once...