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Or are you saying there is no inheritance tax to the recipient but just tax on the distributions?

Way not enough information to know whether there will be estate or inheritance tax due at the Federal or state level.

It is 100% certain that Federal income tax will be due from some entity on distributions from the IRA unless it's a Roth IRA that has aged 5 years. State income tax may also apply.

Step one is to find out what the IRAs, not the will, said regarding the beneficiaries.

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