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New Jersey Estate Tax Deal

New Jersey Estate Tax Deal

According to various news reports, it appears that New Jersey will officially be eliminating the estate tax.  The deal to eliminate the estate tax is part of a larger deal that increases the gas tax, reduces the sales tax slightly, gives the working poor a larger tax credit, gives a tax cut on retirement income and gives a tax exemption for veterans who have been honorably discharged.

The exact details are still murky, and as far as I am aware the final deal hasn’t been published.  It is my belief that the estate tax exemption will increase from $675,000 to $2,000,000 effective January 1, 2017 and be phased out completely over the next few years.

I have not yet heard any reports regarding whether or not the NJ inheritance tax will also be eliminated.  As I learn more, I will pass it on.

Informative news articles can be found here and here.