2010: The Year to Inherit

Posted on July 8th, 2010 No Comments

According to the New Jersey Newsroom, there is no federal estate tax this year. In an incredibly clever allusion, the Newsroom writes, “Agatha Christie should be living at this hour. The creator of Hercule Poirot could concoct a terrific detective story about a bunch of greedy Americans who did in their old, wealthy relatives in order to inherit stuff from them.”

The bad news is the tax returns next year. But, there is an exemption for up to $1 million. The Newsroom suggests that you divide your money with your spouse. Hopefully, each of your amounts will be $1 million or less, and then you will be safe from the hefty taxes. The New Jersey Newsroom reports, “The new tax rate will be 55% for estates above $3 million and 60% for estates above $10 million.”

The moral of the story is to make your will today. Contact an expert Houston wills lawyer at Garg & Associates, PC, by dialing 281-362-2865.

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