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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XIV
TAXATION AND FINANCE
Chapter 198
ESTATE TAXES
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F.S. 198.01
198.01 Definitions.When used in this chapter the term, phrase or word:
(1) “Department” means the Department of Revenue.
(2) “Personal representative” means the executor, administrator, or curator of the decedent, or, if there is no executor, administrator, or curator appointed, qualified, and acting, then any person who is in the actual or constructive possession of any property included in the gross estate of the decedent or any other person who is required to file a return or pay the taxes due under any provision of this chapter.
(3) “Person” means persons, corporations, associations, joint stock companies, and business trusts.
(4) “Transfer” shall be taken to include the passing of property or any interest therein, in possession or enjoyment, present or future, by inheritance, descent, devise, succession, bequest, grant, deed, bargain, sale, gift, or appointment in the manner herein described.
(5) “Decedent” shall include the testator, intestate, grantor, bargainor, vendor, or donor.
(6) “Resident” means a natural person domiciled in the state.
(7) “Nonresident” means a natural person domiciled without the state.
(8) “Gross estate” means the gross estate as determined under the provisions of the applicable federal revenue act.
(9) “Net estate” means the net estate as determined under the provisions of the applicable federal revenue act.
(10) “Tangible personal property” means corporeal personal property, including money.
(11) “Intangible personal property” means incorporeal personal property including deposits in banks, negotiable instruments, mortgages, debts, receivables, shares of stock, bonds, notes, credits, evidences of an interest in property, evidences of debt and choses in action generally.
(12) “United States” when used in a geographical sense includes only the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
(13) “Generation-skipping transfer” means every transfer subject to the federal generation-skipping transfer tax in which transfer the original transferor is a resident of this state at the date of original transfer or the property transferred is real or personal property in this state.
(14) “Original transferor” means any grantor, donor, trustor, or testator who by grant, gift, trust, or will makes a transfer of real or personal property that results in a federal generation-skipping transfer tax.
(15) “Federal generation-skipping transfer tax” means the tax imposed by chapter 13 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
History.s. 2, ch. 16015, 1933; CGL 1936 Supp. 1342(81); ss. 21, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 44, ch. 71-377; s. 1, ch. 80-153; s. 3, ch. 89-356.