Definition of inheritance tax in English:

inheritance tax

Syllabification: in·her·it·ance tax

noun

  • A tax imposed on someone who inherits property or money. Also called death tax.
    More example sentences
    • Some jurisdictions do not have an actual estate or inheritance tax but still levy tax when a death occurs.
    • If inheritance tax is to be levied at all, very generous financial thresholds must be put in place.
    • More of them than ever before have been swept into higher tax rates, inheritance tax and stamp duty.

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