Simple Definition of estate tax
: a tax that you pay on the money and other property that comes to you because someone has died : a tax on an estate that you inherit
Full Definition of estate tax
: a tax in the form of a percentage of the taxable estate that is imposed on a property owner's right to transfer the property to others after his or her death — compare inheritance tax 1
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