Transfer taxes

Transfer taxes are imposed on the passing of title to property from one person (or entity) to another. Gift and estate taxes are both transfer taxes. Transfer taxes can be levied at the federal, state and local levels, depending on the type of property being transferred. States and local municipalities often tax the transfer of legal deeds, certificates and titles to property, while the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) taxes the value of the property itself through gift and estate taxes.

709 form
United States Gift (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return is used to report gift taxes
706 form
United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return is used to report estate taxes
8288 forms
U.S. Withholding Tax Return for Dispositions by Foreign Persons of U.S. Real Property Interests
Estate Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Definitions

Transfer taxes