estate tax

noun

Definition of estate tax

  1. :  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

First Known Use of estate tax

1928


ESTATE TAX Defined for English Language Learners

estate tax

noun

Definition of estate tax for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Law Dictionary

estate tax

noun

Legal Definition of estate tax

  1. :  an excise 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 —called also succession tax — see also unified transfer tax — compare gift tax, inheritance tax


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