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A staggering 70% of Americans die every day without a formal estate plan, leaving families and loved ones to wrangle over decisions made on their behalf. It is perfectly understandable to want to avoid thinking about one's own demise, however, it's important to consider the very real consequences of not having a plan.
Prior to the current Massachusetts estate tax system, Massachusetts was a "sponge tax" state, where the Massachusetts estate tax was directly linked to the federal estate tax.