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The “death tax” is another term for the estate tax. The gift tax is also a tax related to estate tax. These two taxes are commonly known as “transfer taxes,” and are applied at the federal level to US citizens, resident aliens, and non-resident aliens with US property. Regulations regarding the estate tax are state specific.
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