What is Included In Your Taxable Estate

What is Included In Your Taxable Estate

First, calculate the value of assets including:

  • Cash, stocks and bonds;
  • Intangible investments such as patents, trademarks and copyrights;
  • Real estate;
  • Automobiles, boats and airplanes;
  • Life insurance, including proceeds from policies on your own life;
  • IRAs, 401(k)s and pensions;
  • Inheritances; and
  • Jewelry, art and collectibles.

Then, subtract your total liabilities from your assets to get your net worth. Include liabilities such as:

  • Credit card and other revolving debt;
  • Secured and unsecured notes payable, such as home equity loans and automobile loans;
  • Mortgages;
  • Margin trading accounts; and
  • Life insurance loans.


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