The answer to whether you will owe estate taxes in a Louisiana succession, is probably no.
Under Louisiana law, there are no inheritance taxes for estates of persons that died after June 20, 2004.
There are also no inheritance taxes for estates of persons that died on or before June 20, 2004 as long as an inheritance tax return was not filed before July 1, 2008.
It is unclear whether estates of persons that died on or before June 20, 2004, which filed an inheritance tax return before July 1, 2008 will owe estate taxes.
If you have any questions on successions, contact an experienced estate attorney. Kent S. DeJean