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Duty (economics)

In economics, a duty is a kind of tax levied by a state. It is often associated with customs, in which context they are also known as tariffs or dues. The term is often used to describe a tax on certain items purchased abroad.[1] Properly, a duty differs from a tax in being levied on specific commodities, financial transactions, estates, etc. rather than on individuals. Duties may be import duties, excise duties, stamp duties, death or succession duties, etc.; but not such direct impositions as personal income taxes.

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  • Customs duty 1
  • Estate duty 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Customs duty

Estate duty

An estate duty (or inheritance tax) is a tax levied on the estate of a deceased person in many jurisdictions or on the inheritance of a person. The tax is sometimes referred to, formally or informally, as a death duty.[2] Often, the rate of the duty is similar to a gift duty.

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References

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  2. ^ UK National Archive, Looking for records of death duties 1796-1903(example of use of the term death duty)
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