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how does pa inheritanc tax affect 2 sons inheriting moms

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how does pa inheritanc tax affect 2 sons inheriting mom's house
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  RD replied 7 years ago.

PA inheritance tax is due at 4.5% on the value of the house as of your Mom;s date of death. There is no federal inheritance tax and hence no such tax is due at Federal level.

 

Below is the link to the Brochure for detailed information

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/document/628278/rev-584_pdf

 

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Extract from PA State website for your reference-

 

Inheritance tax is imposed as a percentage of the value of a decedent's estate transferred to beneficiaries by will, heirs by intestacy and transferees by operation of law. The tax rate varies depending on the relationship of the heir to the decedent.

 

The rates for Pennsylvania inheritance tax are as follows:

  • 0 percent on transfers to a surviving spouse or to a parent from a child aged 21 or younger;
  • 4.5 percent on transfers to direct descendants and lineal heirs;
  • 12 percent on transfers to siblings; and
  • 15 percent on transfers to other heirs, except charitable organizations, exempt institutions and government entities exempt from tax.

Property owned jointly between husband and wife is exempt from inheritance tax.

 

Inheritance tax payments are due upon the death of the decedent and become delinquent nine months after the individual's death. If inheritance tax is paid within three months of the decedent's death, a 5 percent discount is allowed.



Edited by RD on 2/1/2010 at 6:32 PM EST