Walnut Creek & Oakland Estate Tax Attorney

Basics of estate tax in Northern California

Taxes that are imposed on your estate at the time of your death are known as estate tax in Oakland or Walnut Creek, California. Your estate is defined as the value of all of your assets, which includes:

  • Cash
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Real estate
  • Personal property
  • Trust assets
  • Annuities
  • Business interests

Estate tax law in Oakland and Walnut Creek

A portion of the gross state amount receives tax-exempt status and certain deductions are also taken into consideration, such as:

  • The share of a property left to a surviving spouse
  • Funeral expenses of the estate holder
  • Debts owed at the time of death of the estate holder
  • Property that is legally transmitted to a tax-exempt charity.

It is important to note that currently, the estate tax has been repealed for 2010, although it is scheduled to return in 2011. If you have questions about changes in the estate tax law in Oakland or Walnut Creek, or anything else related to the Oakland tax relief or estate tax, including litigation, you should speak with an estate tax attorney in Oakland or Walnut Creek at Vaught & Boutris LLP.

Contact us to speak with a Walnut Creek or Oakland estate tax lawyer

An Oakland estate tax lawyer at Vaught & Boutris LLP can assist you with any aspect of Oakland or Walnut Creek estate tax law matters, including planning and estate tax litigation in Walnut Creek. We are committed to providing exceptional legal representation at reasonable rates to clients throughout Northern California. Contact Vaught & Boutris LLP today.


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