Inheritance tax is known in some countries as a "death duty" and is occasionally called "the last twist of the taxman's knife".
Inheritance tax is not the same as estate tax, which is imposed on the total value of a person's estate when that person dies. Rather, inheritance tax is imposed on the property that is passed to an heir.
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