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Is a surviving spouse entitled to an estate tax exemption for ALL properties left to her after her husband's death in N.C. ?

Fort Walton Beach, FL |

The parties live (/d) in N.C.
This is a several million dollar estate.
Thank you.

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Both the federal and North Carolina estate taxes have unlimited marital deductions, meaning that property passing outright to a surviving spouse will not be subject to estate tax. I recommend consulting with an attorney about the advisability of filing an estate tax return to preserve the unused exemption of the first spouse to die.

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This is not legal advice nor intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information provided here is informational in nature only. This attorney may not be licensed in the jurisdiction which you have a question about so the answer could be only general in nature. Visit Steve Zelinger's website:

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Attorney Giddens has given you the "best answer" that you will get for this question.

The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of action is to have legal representation in this matter.

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