Understanding the Estate Tax Portability Provision

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Understanding the Estate Tax Portability Provision

by Frank L. Brunetti on August 9, 2013

Many affluent Americans and business owners breathed a sigh of relief when lawmakers prevented the federal estate tax exemption from reverting back to $1 million at the beginning of the year. Instead, Americans can exempt an indexed $5.25 million from federal estate taxes or $10.5 million for those who are married and file joint returns. However, another popular aspect of the tax law put in place by lawmakers is what is known as the estate tax portability provision.

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