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Somerset Office
301 Georgian Place

Somerset, PA 15501
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (814) 443-4230
Fax: (814) 443-3866

Windber Office
1605 Graham Avenue
Windber, PA 15963
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday
Closed on Wednesday 
Phone: (814) 467-4011

Hyndman Office
158 Washington St.
Hyndman, PA. 15545
Open on Wednesdays only from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
(814) 842-3362
TOLL-FREE: (866) 779-1477
Fax: (814) 842-3367
Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment
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Capitol Office
Room 111 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202069
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2069
(717) 783-8756
Fax: (717) 782-2911

Metzgar Inheritance Tax Elimination Bill Passes House
5/8/2012
HARRISBURG – Legislation, authored by Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford), eliminating the inheritance tax on property passing from a natural parent, adoptive parent or step-parent to or for the use of a child 21 years of age or younger passed the House today. The final vote was 190-0.

“Passing this bill is a common sense approach enabling us to finally deal with the inheritance tax. In this case, we took the important step toward the awful provision placing a tax on property passing to or for the use of a child under 21,” said Metzgar. “I am pleased with the strong support this bill received on the House floor. I am hopeful this bodes well for other reform work that needs to be done on the inheritance tax in Pennsylvania. This is a great first step.”

House Bill 1780 would get rid of the current 4.5 percent tax placed on a property transfer of that type. Metzgar said he continues to receive a lot of input from constituents on that particular aspect of the tax, and on the inheritance tax in general, which is sometimes referred to as the “death tax.”

“I don’t believe we will have realized true tax reform in our Commonwealth until we rid ourselves of the death tax in its entirety,” said Metzgar. “This bill is a win, but there is more work to be done.”

The bill goes to the Senate for its consideration.

State Representative Carl Walker Metzgar
69th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Raymond Smith
rsmith@pahousegop.com
717.705.1834
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