Aren’t inheritance and gift taxes unfair?

"You shouldn’t tax inheritances and gifts because it is unfair that people are not able to pass on their wealth to their families"


A wealth transfer tax or inheritance tax would not stop people from passing on their wealth to their families, it would just acknowledge that inheritances and gifts are a form of income and should be taxed accordingly. Inheritance taxes internationally do not usually impact most people as they have a high threshold for eligibility.