Hi, Yes New Jersey does have an inheritance tax. IN fact, New Jersey is one of only a few states that levies both an inheritance tax AND a state estate tax. However, the inheritance tax only applies when someone who lived in New Jersey, or owned property there, leaves property to someone who isn’t a close relative.What is the inheritance tax rate in New Jersey?
New Jersey has an inheritance tax. The inheritance tax rate ranges from 11% to 16% and applies only to beneficiaries who are not one of the following in relation to the decedent: mother, father, grandparent, spouse, civil union, child, grandchild, great-grandchild, stepchild or domestic partner.What is the real estate tax rate in New Jersey?
Homeowners in New Jersey pay the highest property taxes of any state in the country. In fact, rates in some areas are more than double the national average. The average effective property tax rate in New Jersey is 2.42%, compared to the national average of 1.07%. Not in New Jersey?What are the inheritance laws in New Jersey?
New Jersey's law regarding inherited property only applies if you consistently maintain ownership of the asset in your sole name. If you inherit cash and deposit it into a bank account that you hold jointly with your spouse, it's no longer immune from distribution.