US Inheritance, Wealth and Property Tax Guide US Inheritance, Wealth and Property Tax Guide

Inheritance Tax

The Estate Tax is a tax on the right to transfer property in case of death. It is based on the amount of the taxable estate. In the US every taxpayer has a lifetime gift and estate tax exemption amount. In 2022, the lifetime exemption increased from $11.7 million to $12.06 million. Unless the tax laws change, the lifetime exemption will drop to approximately $6.2 million at the end of 2025.

Additionally, twelve states and the District of Columbia impose estate taxes and six impose inheritance taxes.

Wealth Tax

Currently there is no wealth tax in the United States.

Property Tax

There is no property tax from the federal government and usually not at the state level. However, property taxes are levied in most jurisdictions below the state level. Usually the tax relates to real property (land, buildings, and permanent improvements). Rules can vary widely by jurisdiction.