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‘Pickup Tax’ Is Illegal Estate Tax, Court Says

VENTURA, Calif. (CN) - A California appeals court threw out a law allowing the state to collect filing fees and surcharges for estate claims, ruling that this so-called "pickup tax" amounted to an unconstitutional "estate or inheritance tax masquerading as a graduated probate court user or filing fee."

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