Total revenue from direct and indirect taxes given as share of GDP in 2017
Estate tax returns as a percentage of adult deaths, 1982–2008.
Pieter Brueghel the Younger, The tax collector's office, 1640
Top Estate Tax Rate, 1914–2018
Substitution effect and income effect with a taxation on y good.
Budget's constraint shift after an introduction of a lump sum tax or a general tax on consumption or a proportional income tax.
The Laffer curve. In this case, the critical point is at a tax rate of 70%. Revenue increases until this peak, then it starts decreasing.
General government revenue, in % of GDP, from social contributions. For this data, the variance of GDP per capita with purchasing power parity (PPP) is explained in 20% by social contributions revenue.
Egyptian peasants seized for non-payment of taxes. (Pyramid Age)
Public finance revenue from taxes in % of GDP. For this data, the variance of GDP per capita with purchasing power parity (PPP) is explained in 32% by tax revenue.
Diagram illustrating deadweight costs of taxes

The estate tax in the United States is a federal tax on the transfer of the estate of a person who dies.

- Estate tax in the United States

Countries or subunits often also impose wealth taxes, inheritance taxes, estate taxes, gift taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, use taxes, payroll taxes, duties and/or tariffs.

- Tax
Total revenue from direct and indirect taxes given as share of GDP in 2017

1 related topic

Alpha

Total revenue from direct and indirect taxes given as share of GDP in 2017

Inheritance tax

Total revenue from direct and indirect taxes given as share of GDP in 2017

An inheritance tax is a tax paid by a person who inherits money or property of a person who has died, whereas an estate tax is a levy on the estate (money and property) of a person who has died.

For political, statutory and other reasons, the term death tax is sometimes used to refer to estate tax in the United States.