Greater Boston Area Estate Tax Lawyer

Inheritance Tax Attorney in Eastern Massachusetts

Estate tax in the United States is imposed on the transfer of your taxable estate upon death, whether such property is transferred via a will or according to Massachusetts laws of intestacy.

  • Estate tax is one part of the Unified Gift and Estate Tax system in the United States.
  • The other part is the gift tax, which imposes a tax on transfers of property made during your lifetime. The gift tax prevents avoidance of the estate tax should you want to give away your estate.
  • Further complicating the matter, many think that estate and inheritance tax is the same thing. However, inheritances are subject to some tax exemptions. Though inheritance tax rates can be high, they work in different ways depending on the inheritance and the state you live in.

Understanding the best legal options to help you avoid paying excess taxes requires comprehensive knowledge of federal and Massachusetts state law. It also requires taking time to understand your family's objectives in the present and the future.

There are legal and allowable ways to shelter yourself from these taxes, and we can help.

We can help craft a comprehensive place to minimize your tax burden. As an MBA and attorney, John Gianino heads the Center for Elder Law at Center for Elder Law and Estate Planning. He has helped hundreds of clients realize which tax shelters exits and to legalize them in a will that includes detailed revocable and irrevocable trusts.

Call attorney John Gianino at Center for Elder Law and Estate Planning, at 888-784-0864 or contact us online.