The Resource Guide for Seniors, 2000/2001 edition, Kansas Department of Aging indicates Kansas has an Inheritance Tax. The Kansas State Tax Booklet, Kansas Department of Revenue, number K706EP revised on July of 2000, indicates that Kansas has no Inheritance Tax. Which is correct?
Kansas' inheritance tax was repealed in 1998 and replaced with "an estate tax," according to Rich Cram, director of policy and research for the Kansas Department of Revenue. The difference between the two?
Cram said the inheritance tax was imposed on inheritance that went to the heirs, while the estate tax is levied against the total size of the estate. The estate tax is also called a pickup tax because it picks up on the federal estate tax.