Washington Law Review


Maryhelen Wigle


If the tax on transfer at death of anticipatory estates levied by the Sovereign State of Washington is imposed upon their inheritance, and is payable by the beneficiary on his future as distinguished from his possessory interest, a legatee or devisee of a conditional remainder may find himself paying handsomely for the mere privilege of having been remembered by the testator in his wilp—a somewhat ephemeral consideration, to put it mildly. The purpose of this article is to examine our Inheritance Tax laws with the object of determining (a) whether the tax is imposed upon the remainderman's legacy, and, if so, (b) upon what evaluation such tax on conditional remainders is payable.

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