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Ronald J. Cappuccio, J.D., LL.M.(Tax) is a tax and business attorney practicing since 1976. Ron is a Graduate of Georgetown University, the University of Kansas and the Georgetown University Law Center. He also studied at Exeter University, UK.

Ron protects business and individual taxpayers from IRS Audits, Tax Collections (including bank levies, wage executions) and IRS Appeals. Employee vs. Independent Contractor Issues, Manufacturer, Pharmaceutical and Restaurant and Pizza audits are a special area of emphasis.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Death Taxes on IRA's

Question: Hi,my mom will inherit approximatly 500k from her sister's estate. Some funds are in IRA accounts, i understand the inheritence tax is 11% after the first 25k. My questions...are the retirement funds subject to inheritence tax? Are there any exemptions or deductions? Thanks, Karl

Reply: Not only are the IRA's subject to NJ Inheritance tax, they are also subject to US and NJ Income tax. If your Mom is in a high income tax bracket, the combined State and Federal Rate can exceed 40%. Try to have your Aunt see a good estate tax lawyer right away!I hope this helps.Ronald J. Cappuccio, J.D., LL.M.(Tax)