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Bill Seeks to Impose State Estate Tax

The California legislature is considering a proposal that could impose a state tax on some estates. Generally, estate taxes are imposed by the federal government on the assets or estate of someone who has died. The tax is paid before the heirs receive any bequests. One of the purposes of estate planning is to minimize an estate’s tax liability. California…

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What Happens to a Mortgage Upon Death?

Sally stared at the notice from the bank and frowned. “What’s that?” her husband, Bill asked. “Another bill for your dad?” Sally nodded. “But this time it’s his monthly mortgage payment. I wonder if we need to pay it. He’s only been dead five days. Maybe they aren’t aware of it.” Bill snorted. “Why pay the mortgage if he’s dead?…

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