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|Subject: Re: Inheritance tax exemption for foreign citize||Date: 8/27/2000 6:36 PM|
|Author: WPatch||Number: 24390 of 77550|
[My Dad, who is a British citizen with a permanent visa for living in the US, was told by his lawyer that the inheritance tax exemption on his estate will be on the order of only $60,000 rather than the $600,000 or so that it would be were he a US citizen.
This is apparently to prevent flight of capital out of the US as might happen if a wife who was a foreign citizen were to inherit.
All of my Dad's money was earned in the US and his heirs are US citizens so it seems that the possibility of fligh of capital out of the US is unlikely.
Can anyone shed more light on this subject for me?]
As your father is a residnt alien, he will be taxed on his estate the same as a U.S. citizen, with a $675,000 exemption amoount. Only a non-resident alien would be subject to the $60,000 exemption amount.
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