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What's the official reasoning behind “stepped-up basis” when selling inherited property?

Note: "official" here means "on-paper". Meaning: I'm not asking what's the true reason this stepped-up basis calculation exists, but rather how it's justified on paper. This is to prevent this from ...
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I'm supposedly eligible for an inheritance from a distant relative. Offer appears to be legitimate

About 12 months ago, I received a letter ostensibly from a company carrying out genealogical research for law firms. It said that they were dealing with the estate of someone who had left money to my ...
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What does “your tax cost” mean in the context of inheriting wealth from a spouse?

Tax Planning for You and Your Family 2019 by KPMG. p 244. 16.2.6 Death of a partner When an active or retired partner dies, the partner is subject to the tax rules that generally apply on ...
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What is the advantage of creating a new basis for a valuable asset during an inheritance?

I understand that when a person dies and leaves an asset as a bequest, then a new cost basis is established for the asset. This can possibly be advantageous for taxes, but I don't see exactly how. ...
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Are all the capital gain of a house or stocks tax free and have a new cost basis if passed as inheritance?

I was watching a YouTube video by TechLead, and he said that in USA, if a house or stock is passed down as inheritance, then it has an adjusted cost basis of when the person passed away. So as an ...
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UK: How does gift holdover relief interact with potentially exempt transfers?

An elderly acquaintance is considering gifting some shares in the family business to his children. There is significant capital gains accrued on the shares (which said relative has held for decades), ...
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Spain: Inheritance taxes due for UK citizen living and working in Spain

Consider a UK citizen who is resident (namely living, and paying income taxes, but not of permanent residence or of Spanish citizenship) in Spain and becomes an heir/beneficiary of a UK death estate. ...
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Italian bank will not freeze/close dead mother's account

This is a brief overview of what happened, there are complicated details, this is just the highlights. My mother-in-law died 4 years ago. She was an Italian citizen (born in the UK but lived in Italy ...
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How does one determine the debt owed to a trust if trust money was loaned to buy property?

The question is a bit difficult to grasp so let me give some background first. Let's say person A uses some of his own money and loan's money from person B to buy a house (at an interest rate lower ...
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Are inheritance tax and capital gains due on UK property joint owned by parents and children?

Around twenty years ago my parents amended the ownership of the family home so it was jointly owned one quarter each by my parents, my sister and I. At the same time they made wills stating that their ...
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Options for Protecting Inheritance Before Death?

My mother is starting the process of selling her house and downsizing to an affordable apartment. The house sale will leave her a fair amount of cash that she will use to close the gap between her ...
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Tax question - Inheritance from UK living in USA

I am a Green Card resident in Nebraska USA, and I am a UK citizen. Is it correct that I need to report to the USA Government if I inherit more than $10,000 from my father’s Will (he too was a UK ...
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Is it more financially sound to own 100% of one property or 50% of two properties?

Property A: 3-bed flat in a decent location, say, worth $100k Property B: 2-bed flat in a marginally worse (but still decent) location, say, worth $75-80k Person X and person Y both inherited 50% of ...
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Grandmother's MetLife policy showing up as unclaimed property

Last week, a former co-worker encouraged me to search for unclaimed property in Michigan. I've done this before (several years ago) and did not find anything. However, since I changed jobs a few years ...
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Does the IRS notice if the same estate is left sequentially to a series of spouses? Does it care?

Sorry if this is too frivolous. Just tell me nicely if it is. It is very hot, and my mind drifted -- as whose would not? -- to estate taxes. As many of us know, in the US, any amount may be left ...
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Regarding W-8-BEN for annuity inheritance

My father worked in USA for 11 months in 1985. He made contribution to an individual retirement plan (tiaa-cref) only during that period. The money since then has grown. He expired in 2016 aged 68 ...
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After the sale of my company, I’d like to make a cash gift to a friend who worked as an employee of my company

The cash gift will be paid from my personal bank account from the proceeds of the sale of the company. I will have already paid appropriate tax on the proceeds received from the sale as per the rules ...
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I was contacted by a private bank overseas to get my inheritance

Someone I knew, who was in a Mexican prison, has passed away and apparently this person has left me money. The bank called me and gave me details to log into an online bank account where I could see ...
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Lowest tax implication for selling an inherited house

Context: A homeowner passed away in 1999 and the house ownership was moved into a trust. At that time the house was worth ~120k. It is now worth ~400k. The beneficiaries are divided equally among 3 ...
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If you inherit a Roth 401(k), is it taxed?

My understanding is that a Roth IRA can be inherited and the U.S. government doesn't put an inheritance tax on it. Does that also apply to a Roth 401(k)? In other words, if I died, would my children ...
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Inheritor dies before trust distributed, then what?

A man, say, Hilbert, buys second-to-die life insurance, then dies. Then one of his inheritors, Daniel, dies. Then Hilbert’s spouse dies, making the policy ready for distribution to the inheritors. Is ...
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Executors distribution

If I am a beneficiary and inherit a property and and insurance policy. Can the executor put a large chunk of the money back into the estate without my consent. There are no debts on the house, just an ...
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Shore House title signed over 6 year ago to 3 siblings

My mother has been paying the taxes and home owners policy for the last 6 years for our shore house. My sister and I have been paying the taxes and home owners insurance (for the last year and half) ...
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My father has passed away and I want to buy his home

My father has passed away and I want to buy his home. There is no mortgage left and I will be paying off my sister half of the house value. Do I need to get a new mortgage?
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Heritability of Student Loan Debt in Colorado

If a person does not pay his or her student loan debt off before he or she dies, what happens to that debt?
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How to structure a loan on inheritance?

My wife's father died last year and left a decent sized inheritance to my wife and her two brothers. The estate is complex and includes multiple IRAs and two trust funds, so settling the estate has ...
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Tax on inherited property [duplicate]

I am USA citizen and I want to sell my inherited property in India. If I bring that money to USA, do I need to pay taxes in USA?
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How can I trade my 20% inheritance equity to a sibling for real property in their name?

My father passed away in July 2014. His residence was willed equally to his 5 children. One of my siblings wants to buy the property from the rest of us but needs a bigger equity share to get a loan. ...
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Capital gains on vacant land

My husband inherited vacant land when his mother died in 1990. His parents bought this property in 1946 if that makes any difference. We are selling it and am wondering what we will end up with after ...
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My mother’s brother died in Germany. He had no wife or children. She is the only living sister

I would like to know if she gets half of what he had and then it is split with nieces and nephews? Or is it all the same? He had a document for his house that said the house is to be sold and will ...
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how to transfer inheritance money to US legally

I have inheritance from my mother in India and would like to bring in USA. I have NRO/NRI account in India. I am aware of 15CB & 15CA forms need to complete. I know that legally I can bring $10,...
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Old Barn House: Hidden Costs?

Thank you in advance, I never thought about money twice before visiting this site! Background Info: Germany. I am in my mid 20s. My long term boyfriend and I make around 100k a year together. He ...
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House inheritance tax question

I am a little at a loss. A couple years before my mother-in-law passed away she signed her house over to my wife and her sister via a quitclaim deed. After she passed we sold the house for $80,000....
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Gift house to parent then inherit it back to increase basis?

(Question for USA taxes.) Let's say that I have one remaining parent who is quite advanced in age. I own an investment house that has appreciated in value significantly. I want to sell it eventually, ...
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Inheritance keep or put into estate

In the state of Alabama if you receive a life insurance payout does it have to go to the estate? I received a check separately from the estate but from the deceased estate.
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How do I file an inheritance on my New Jersey tax return?

I inherited a bit of money from a grandparent that passed away last year. New Jersey has an inheritance tax but from what I looked up close family inheritance is not taxable. I want to make sure ...
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Death benefit into IRA or cash for mortgage

I am the beneficiary of what was left in my mom's state pension fund. I don't know how much it is, but the state estimates most people run through their pension funds (when they chose that option) in ...
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1/3 owner of home, can I use my part for down payment for mortgage and buy out remaining 2/3?

I inherited 1/3 ownership of my deceased parents' home. I want to buy out my 2 brothers. We are all in complete agreement of this. Can I use my 1/3 portion as a down payment toward a mortgage loan ...
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Taxes due on trust inheritance

What is the IRS form which will divide the tax liability of inheritance from a trust between the heirs?
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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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“Guesstimating” the value of a property

Country is Germany, in case that’s even relevant. Some fifteen years ago my parents bought a property together with one of my brothers (referred to as “brother A” further down) and his wife (so each ...
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How to handle house inheritance planning if one child moves in and adds in-law apartment?

My dad passed away unexpectedly and has left my mom alone in their house. I have two siblings and we all have a great relationship which I want to make sure stays that way. My parent's house is too ...
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Would there be tax due on an inheritance received from a U.S. citizen that lived in the U.K.?

My mother passed away in August. She was a US citizen living in UK for 40+ years. Do my brother and I have to pay tax to bring the cash into the US? No tax had to be paid in UK. Not a big ...
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Can a life insurance policy benefit be paid if the estate is contested?

My grandfather passed away and left an insurance policy in my name. My mother is contesting the last will and testament due to another family member completing fraudulent acts with my grandfather's ...
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Resident sibling paying property taxes until inherited house sale--financially fair/appropriate?

My two siblings and I are working out our inheritance, one piece of which is our late mother's home. My wife and I had been living here, rent-free (and unemployed and at a mid-career impasse/life ...
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How to establish--many years later--the fair market value of real estate on the day someone died?

The home passed to an heir in 2012. The heir did not have the home appraised at that time. The heir died in 2017 and the home was sold in 2018. How do you establish the FMV in 2012? Notes If the ...
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IRA Annuity when 1 of the 3 Beneficiary's owes estate

Mom died listing her 3 kids as beneficiaries on a 401k/IRA Annuity. One of the beneficiaries owes her $20k and she wanted it deducted from his share of any money in the estate. Since she listed the ...
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Economic viability of surviving the death of a sole provider leaving a $500k inheritance?

Consider a hypothetical scenario with an 18 year old living in the state of Maryland in the United States, in his freshman year of college studying for a four-year degree in an engineering field. He ...
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Reporting requirements for a US citizen inheriting money from a relative in Ireland

An uncle of mine passed away and I will receive a small amount of money shortly. The amount will be considerably less than the $100,000 amount of IRS form 3520 (albeit this is not a gift as such). ...
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Canadian citizen step parent signing over US owned property to us citizen adult children

My mother who is a US Citizen recently passed, and my step father who is a Canadian citizen with permanent US resident who is living in Canada now with no plans of returning to the US. He doesn't want ...