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Federal Estate Tax Return Due Date

The IRS expects estate taxes to be paid within nine months after the date of decedent's death unless one exception applies. The exception involves a decedent who owned a business that accounted for more than 35% of the total estate. In that instance, a formula established by the IRS may allow estate taxes to be paid over several years. Speak to your local CPA about filing Form 706.

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