Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax

Whether assets are inherited under Wills or by intestacy (without Wills), when someone passes away in Pennsylvania, there may be inheritance taxes due to the Commonwealth. The amount, if any, that is due depends on the value of the decedent’s assets on the date...

When must an Estate be opened?

When a loved one who has a Will passes away, an estate may need to be opened.  When must an Estate be opened?  If the decedent had assets solely in his or her own name that do not have named beneficiaries, the Will may need to be filed at the Register of Wills office...