Pennsylvania, through its Inheritance Tax, is one of many states that applies a death tax upon the estates of its deceased residents and real property owners. I think it is interesting and important to know about the other state death tax systems. Check out this site for a review of how Pennsylvania and all other estates apply their inheritance tax systems. Keep in mind that real estate owned in a particular state is taxed in accordance with that state’s laws regardless of where the deceased owner resided at death. We frequently represent the estates of deceased Pennsylvania residents who own valuable real estate in other states such as New Jersey, Delaware and New York. Knowing the tax laws of other states can help us incorporate the proper estate planning not only for Pennsylvania inheritance tax concerns, but also other laws that might apply to our clients.
Please feel free to contact Douglas L. Kaune, Esq. to discuss your particular Estate issue to determine the appropriate planning for you and your family.