2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 54 - TAXATION
Section 54:34-2 - Transfer inheritance tax; phase-out.

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 54:34-2 (2017)

54:34-2 Transfer inheritance tax; phase-out.

54:34-2. a. (1) The transfer of property to a husband or wife, or a domestic partner as defined in section 3 of P.L.2003, c.246 (C.26:8A-3), of a decedent shall be taxed at the following rates:

For transfers made through December 31, 1984:

On any amount in excess of $15,000.00, up to $50,000.00 ......... 2%

On any amount in excess of $50,000.00, up to $100,000.00 ........ 3%

On any amount in excess of $100,000.00, up to $150,000.00 ....... 4 %

On any amount in excess of $150,000.00, up to $200,000.00 ....... 5%

On any amount in excess of $200,000.00, up to $300,000.00 ....... 6%

On any amount in excess of $300,000.00, up to $500,000.00 ....... 7%

On any amount in excess of $500,000.00, up to $700,000.00 ....... 8%

On any amount in excess of $700,000.00, up to $900,000.00 ....... 9%

On any amount in excess of $900,000.00, up to $1,100,000.00 ... 10%

On any amount in excess of $1,100,000.00, up to $1,400,000.00 ..11%

On any amount in excess of $1,400,000.00, up to $1,700,000.00 ..12%

On any amount in excess of $1,700,000.00, up to $2,200,000.00 ..13%

On any amount in excess of $2,200,000.00, up to $2,700,000.00 ...14%

On any amount in excess of $2,700,000.00, up to $3,200,000.00 ..15%

On any amount in excess of $3,200,000.00 .............................. 16%

For transfers made on or after January 1, 1985 there shall be no tax imposed under this paragraph.

(2) The transfer of property to a father, mother, grandparent, child or children of a decedent, or to any child or children adopted by the decedent in conformity with the laws of this State, or of any of the United States or of a foreign country, or the issue of any child or legally adopted child of a decedent, shall be taxed at the following rates:

For transfers through June 30, 1985:

On any amount in excess of $15,000.00, up to $50,000.00 ........ 2%

On any amount in excess of $50,000.00, up to $100,000.00 ....... 3%

On any amount in excess of $100,000.00, up to $150,000.00 ...... 4%

On any amount in excess of $150,000.00, up to $200,000.00 ...... 5%

On any amount in excess of $200,000.00, up to $300,000.00 ...... 6%

On any amount in excess of $300,000.00, up to $500,000.00 ...... 7%

On any amount in excess of $500,000.00, up to $700,000.00 ...... 8%

On any amount in excess of $700,000.00, up to $900,000.00 ...... 9%

On any amount in excess of $900,000.00, up to $1,100,000.00 ... 10%

On any amount in excess of $1,100,000.00, up to $1,400,000.00 . 11%

On any amount in excess of $1,400,000.00, up to $1,700,000.00 . 12%

On any amount in excess of $1,700,000.00, up to $2,200,000.00 ..13%

On any amount in excess of $2,200,000.00, up to $2,700,000.00 ..14%

On any amount in excess of $2,700,000.00, up to $3,200,000.00 ..15%

On any amount in excess of $3,200,000.00 .............................. 16%

For transfers made from July 1, 1985 through June 30, 1986:

On any amount in excess of $50,000.00, up to $100,000.00 ....... 3%

On any amount in excess of $100,000.00, up to $150,000.00 ...... 4%

On any amount in excess of $150,000.00, up to $200,000.00 ...... 5%

On any amount in excess of $200,000.00, up to $300,000.00 ...... 6%

On any amount in excess of $300,000.00, up to $500,000.00 ...... 7%

On any amount in excess of $500,000.00, up to $700,000.00 ...... 8%

On any amount in excess of $700,000.00, up to $900,000.00 ...... 9%

On any amount in excess of $900,000.00, up to $1,100,000.00 ....10%

On any amount in excess of $1,100,000.00, up to $1,400,000.00 ..11%

On any amount in excess of $1,400,000.00, up to $1,700,000.00 ..12%

On any amount in excess of $1,700,000.00, up to $2,200,000.00 ..13%

On any amount in excess of $2,200,000.00, up to $2,700,000.00 ..14%

On any amount in excess of $2,700,000.00, up to $3,200,000.00 ..15%

On any amount in excess of $3,200,000.00 ............................. 16%

For transfers made from July 1, 1986 through June 30, 1987:

On any amount in excess of $150,000.00, up to $200,000.00 ...... 5%

On any amount in excess of $200,000.00, up to $300,000.00 ...... 6%

On any amount in excess of $300,000.00, up to $500,000.00 ...... 7%

On any amount in excess of $500,000.00, up to $700,000.00 ...... 8%

On any amount in excess of $700,000.00, up to $900,000.00 ...... 9%

On any amount in excess of $900,000.00, up to $1,100,000.00 ... 10%

On any amount in excess of $1,100,000.00, up to $1,400,000.00 . 11%

On any amount in excess of $1,400,000.00, up to $1,700,000.00 ..12%

On any amount in excess of $1,700,000.00, up to $2,200,000.00 ..13%

On any amount in excess of $2,200,000.00, up to $2,700,000.00 ..14%

On any amount in excess of $2,700,000.00, up to $3,200,000.00 ..15%

On any amount in excess of $3,200,000.00 .............................. 16%

For transfers made from July 1, 1987 through June 30, 1988:

On any amount in excess of $250,000.00, up to $300,000.00 ............ 6%

On any amount in excess of $300,000.00, up to $500,000.00 ...... 7%

On any amount in excess of $500,000.00, up to $700,000.00 ...... 8%

On any amount in excess of $700,000.00, up to $900,000.00 ...... 9%

On any amount in excess of $900,000.00, up to $1,100,000.00 ... 10%

On any amount in excess of $1,100,000.00, up to $1,400,000.00 . 11%

On any amount in excess of $1,400,000.00, up to $1,700,000.00 . 12%

On any amount in excess of $1,700,000.00, up to $2,200,000.00 ..13%

On any amount in excess of $2,200,000.00, up to $2,700,000.00 ..14%

On any amount in excess of $2,700,000.00, up to $3,200,000.00 ..15%

On any amount in excess of $3,200,000.00 .............................. 16%

For transfers made on or after July 1, 1988 there shall be no tax imposed under this subsection.

b. (Deleted by amendment.)

c. The transfer of property to a brother or sister of a decedent, wife or widow of a son of a decedent, or husband or widower of a daughter of a decedent shall be taxed at the following rates:

(1) For transfers through June 30, 1988:

On any amount up to $1,100,000.00 ......................................... 11%

On any amount in excess of $1,100,000.00, up to $1,400,000.00 ..13%

On any amount in excess of $1,400,000.00, up to $1,700,000.00 ..14%

On any amount in excess of $1,700,000.00 ..............................16%

(2) For transfers made on or after July 1, 1988:

On any amount in excess of $25,000.00, up to $1,100,000.00 .... .11%

On any amount in excess of $1,100,000.00, up to $1,400,000.00 ..13%

On any amount in excess of $1,400,000.00, up to $1,700,000.00 ..14%

On any amount in excess of $1,700,000.00 ......................... 16%

d. The transfer of property to every other transferee, distributee or beneficiary not hereinbefore classified shall be taxed at the following rates:

On any amount up to $700,000.00 ............................................. 15%

On any amount in excess of $700,000.00 .................................. 16%

For every purpose of this subtitle all persons, including the decedent, shall be deemed to have been born in lawful wedlock and this provision shall apply to the estate of every decedent whether said decedent died before March 25, 1935, or shall die thereafter, but it shall not entitle any person to a refund of any tax paid before the aforementioned date.

Amended 1962, c.15, s.1; 1962, c.61, s.1; 1977, c.219, s.1; 1985, c.57, s.1; 2003, c.246, s.37.

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