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Estate Administration

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Taxes After Death

Taxes After Death

What tax returns need to be filed after someone dies? In Pennsylvania, here are the main tax returns to consider: Personal Income Tax (1040) By April 15 of the year after death, file the deceased’s final income tax return (Form 1040). If the deceased was married, it...
How to save 5% on PA inheritance tax

How to save 5% on PA inheritance tax

Pennsylvania law provides an easy way to save 5% on inheritance tax. Simply make an estimated payments within three months of the date of death. Suppose you are the executor for the estate of your mother, who died August 1. She had assets estimated, after allowable...
#1 reason why trusts fail

#1 reason why trusts fail

A trust can have powerful effects – protecting assets from long term care costs, safeguarding an estate from loss due to unexpected events, preserving benefits for the disabled, saving probate and legal costs … the list goes on. But many trusts fail to work as...