Good news on the tax front if you are an Indiana resident. And better still if you are an Indiana resident’s beneficiary. Indiana’s inheritance tax will be completely repealed by year 2022. Starting in the year 2013, the tax will be reduced by 10% each year until it phases out entirely by 2022.

The current tax rate for Class “A” beneficiaries is from 1% to 10%. Class “A” beneficiaries include parents, children, stepchildren, grandparents, grandchildren, other linear descendants and other lineal ancestors and spouses of children or stepchildren. For these beneficiaries, the exemption has been increased from $100,000 to $250,000.

Class “B” beneficiaries, which include brothers, sisters and lineal descendants of brothers and sisters, currently pay a tax-rate between 7% and 15%. The exemption amount for this group remains at $500.

Class “C” beneficiaries, which include everyone who is not a class “A” or “B” beneficiary, are currently subject to tax rates between 10% and 20%. The exemption for this group remains at $100. This is not a typo. It’s $100. Indiana’s Inheritance Tax law is retroactive to January 1, 2012. Of course, spouses and charities are entirely tax exempt.

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