Married couples can give away $10.2 million tax-free. But getting that tax break requires filling out a complex form within 9 months of the first death.
Changes in estate and inheritance taxes at the state level will make it better -- or worse -- for families in the year ahead.
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Hedge-fund managers and affluent taxpayers mostly do well, but couples earning less than $40,000 may pay more taxes.
The package extends many Bush-era tax breaks, including lower rates, and cuts the Social Security payroll tax from 6.2% to 4.2%.
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