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What happens when my 401K beneficiary is not my child, nor spouse?

I'm single and no child. My 401K beneficiary is my nephew. Should I pass away and he "inherits" my 401K, what will happen to it? How much will he be taxed for it? Is there a way to avoid any ...
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If I were receive an $80,000 inheritance & want to open a business, what taxes would I owe?

I am receiving about $80,000 inheritance, and I want to start a business. How much would I be taxed or be deducted if I were to put it into a savings account. Lets say the bank is some well-known bank ...
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How to recover an inherited dormant account without paying a significant commission?

I settled my parents' estate in 2012. Now I am receiving records of a dormant account from Legal Claimant Services (Keane). They claim to have found $68,000 in a dormant account. I live in ...
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Is a pension considered part of an estate

I am receiving half of my husband's pension since he died. Is it considered part of his estate? We had a small business which we sold prior to his death, but his sons think the pension I am receiving ...
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Redirecting my portion of beneficiary IRA?

My mother passed away last year. She left her three children as POD to her traditional IRA. I would like to give my 1/3 portion to my sister as a gesture of thanks for the 10 years she cared of our ...
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Investing inheritance money to build a spec home

Last year I inherited several thousand dollars from my mom's estate. I paid off my mortgage and purchased a lot in my neighborhood. We are debt free as of this year. My husband is a builder and we ...
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What should a 21 year old do with £60,000 ($91,356 USD) inheritance?

I'm turning 21 years old soon and have an inheritance coming into my control to the value of approximately £60,000. I'm full-time employed, as a Software Developer in a Financial Services company. I ...
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How much hassle is it inheriting shares?

A UK-resident relative has died and left their estate to be divided between a few people. The executors are still drawing up a list of assets to file for probate, and they include some stock. I've ...
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What would you do with a large land inheritance with high tax rate?

I just inherited a couple hundred acres of pristine woodland in New England. I'm a nature-lover, so my first impulse is to keep the land as-is, letting campers, trekkers, and wildlife just use it as ...
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How should I invest/spend this 50k inheritance?

I am 32 and work in the non-profit sector making 30k/yr. I own my home, which was recently appraised at 202k. I was given an inheritance of 50k from my grandmother. Based on my financials, how should ...
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Cost basis step-up on inheritance of real estate

Assume there is a property owned by a couple with one son. When one parent dies, s/he bequeaths one half interest in the property to the son and half to the spouse. Two years later the property is ...
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Dealing with Home inheritance

I have been living in my grandmother's house for the past 20 years. The house has been paid off for years. During that time, I have taken care of her and the house until she got bedridden. My aunt had ...
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What to do with a distribution as a young person?

Thanks to the private company owned by my grandfather, my wife and I received a fairly large lump-sum distribution. We now have a financial advisor and most of our money is in mutual funds, but are ...
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Is Quit Deed all I need?

I would like to get the title of my late grandparents house out of his trust, and into my name (Grandson) and my uncle's(Son) name. Should I get a lawyer or is this really all I need. Its Illinois ...
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How do I transfer/cash-in stocks from another country?

My father passed recently and I was just informed that I inherited or have stocks that he had previously purchased in my name, the stocks are located in the country my father is from where he was also ...
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Are the inheritance laws different for a green card holding spouse in the U.S. vs a U.S. Citizen?

Spouse is concerned that she will not be given the same transfer as a wife who is a U.S. Citizen. My understanding is a spouse is a spouse, but looking for confirmation.
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mortgage on half property

My brother and I have been left a house by my late mother, I only work part time and I would like to know if I could borrow money secured on my half of the property to buy my brother out?
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Unclaimed Foreign Inheritance

I do not know where to start. My grandmother died in July 2011 in Guangzhou, China (she is a Chinese citizen). She owned an apartment, and money in her bank account(s). The biggest problem in this ...
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Tax implications of gift from UK to US

My grandfather is advancing in years and has moved in to an senior citizen's home. He has decided to sell his former home and distribute the proceeds between his descendants. He is a resident and ...
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Can you borrow against a home that you don't fully own, i.e. inherited part, but without estate fully settled?

My brother and I were left our parents' home after they passed. My brother, executor of the will, resided in the house at the time of their deaths and I did not. The home is still in the name of ...
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I need help understanding inheritance annuities

I am getting an inheritance in the form of an annuity. Am I better off with the annuity or a lump sum. Can I change it to a lump sum? Can I ask for a once a year instead of a monthly annuity? Can I ...
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International Inheritance via Trust

My mother is an American citizen living in California - she has had dementia for many years and is legally incompetent to manage her money, but before she was ruled incompetent she put me on as a ...
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I inherited financial assets like stocks, bonds, etc. What should I do with them?

I'm specifically referring to financial assets like stocks, bonds, index funds, etc and to people who don't need to file an estate tax return; if they do need to file a return, they're certainly not ...
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Lump sum annuity distribution — do I owe estate tax?

I recently inherited an annuity, and I am considering taking a lump sum distribution. I thought I had the income tax situation sussed out, but then I stumbled across mention of a possible estate tax. ...
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Capital Gains taxes on an inherited house

My grandfather passed away in 2011 and my father inherited his house. We are looking to sell the property now and are concerned with capital gains taxes. The property has a market value of around ...
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What happens to 401(k) money that isn't used by the time the account holder dies?

What happens to un-withdrawn 401(k) funds upon the death of the account holder? Can they be transferred to an heir? What are the tax implications (if any) of this?
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Is there a way to disclaim an inheritance and decide who gets the inheritance that you disclaim?

Is there a way to disclaim an inheritance but be able to decide who gets the inheritance that you disclaim? FYI, we are talking about a non-spousal inherited traditional IRA account. The original ...
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Own my home, have no debt, and must start taking RMDs on an Inherited IRA. What should I do?

My father passed away and I have a sizable amount of money in an inherited IRA (about 2 times my yearly salary). I don't have any debt to pay off as I already own my home, auto, no credit card debt, ...
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Should I set up a family trust?

I'm setting up a will in the near future and trying to decide if a trust is the right way to go. I'm in my thirties, married, and have two small children. Our assets consist of our home (mortgaged), ...
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I inherited a lump sum and paid off my debts. How can I preserve the value of remaining capital?

I managed to benefit from an inheritance lump sum payment overseas. After paying off my debts, I will still have majority of that inheritance lump sum. My goal for that money is to preserve its value. ...
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How is an inheritance taxed in the United States?

My wife will be receiving an inheritance from her Uncle's estate. What are the federal tax implications?
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Should we use an expected inheritance to invest in a rental property with cash, i.e. no mortgage?

My wife and I will be getting an inheritance soon. There are many ways to invest this money. One thought we had was to take advantage of the down real estate market and buy a house for a rental ...