The IRS defines the estate tax “as a tax on your right to transfer property at your death” and “consists of an accounting of everything you own or have certain interests in at the date of your death.”  Currently, the Federal Government imposes a 50% estate tax on your property at the time of death, subject to the personal exemption, marital deduction, and charitable deduction.  This rate and the amount of the personal exemptions fluctuates from year to year, so it is important to have an experienced attorney to help you select an estate plan strategy for the future.  The experienced attorneys of BTJD can help you create life insurance trusts and qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs) to help minimize clients’ estate taxes.  Additionally, we help clients mitigate their estate tax by legally moving assets out of their estate to their intended beneficiaries prior to their death.  Whatever your goals or the size of your estate, the experienced attorneys at BTJD can help