Definition of estate tax in English:

estate tax

Syllabification: es·tate tax


  • A tax levied on the net value of the estate of a deceased person before distribution to the heirs. Also called death tax.
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    • He estimated that the reduction in income tax revenue was of roughly the same magnitude as the direct revenue effect of the estate tax.
    • Bush's plan, once implemented, will phase out the estate tax and sharply reduce the top income tax brackets.
    • The truth is that most of the accumulated wealth that is subject to the estate tax was never taxed at all as income.

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