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Death & Taxes

A Humorous Blend of Tax Education and Drama!

In 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote, "... but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."* Discover the truth behind Franklin’s famous words and learn about estate planning in "Death & Taxes," our first web series to strengthen your tax mind!

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Episode 4: Estate Tax!

In the United States, we have a unified transfer tax system comprising three parts: the estate tax, gift tax and generation-skipping transfer tax. Watch the Davenport family learn about these three taxes that work in concert…

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this web series is based on data available as of the date of its release and is not to be considered as tax, legal or financial advice. Applying specific information to your situation requires careful consideration of facts and circumstances and BKD is under no obligation to update this content if changes occur. Please consult your tax, legal or investment advisor before acting on any matters covered.

*Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Le Roy, 1789

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A well-crafted estate plan is made up of two interrelated parts—a plan for the passage of your assets and the documents that will put your plan into effect. BKD works with you and your legal counsel to develop a plan that considers the many aspects of your circumstances.

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