If i received an inheritance in 2017, and was required to pay inheritance tax to PA, can i claim this tax payment as a deduction on my federal return
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If i received an inheritance in 2017, and was required to pay inheritance tax to PA, can i claim this tax payment as a deduction on my federal return

can inheritance tax paid to a state be included as a tax deduction on federal return

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If i received an inheritance in 2017, and was required to pay inheritance tax to PA, can i claim this tax payment as a deduction on my federal return

No, because you didn't pay taxes on the inheritance to the IRS.
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If i received an inheritance in 2017, and was required to pay inheritance tax to PA, can i claim this tax payment as a deduction on my federal return

No, state inheritance taxes paid are not deductible on a federal income tax return.  See page 155 of IRS Pub 17:

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p17.pdf

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