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Definition of

death duty

Tax

former tax paid on estate before distribution the former name for tax paid on the property left by a dead person before it is passed to the heirs, still used informally.

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Definitions of ’death duty’ and meaning of ’death duty’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’death duty’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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