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Can you gift someone money for purpose of investing to avoid capital gains upon inheritance?

After reading through information on capital gains tax and estate tax, I read that a heir of an investment does not have to pay capital gains on that investment. That is it's transferred free and ...
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How to transfer inheritance money from India to USA

I'm a US citizen. My father, who was a citizen of India, died last year. My father had CD in Banks and a property in India. The property was legally sold and all taxes in India paid. We are 4 sisters, ...
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Inheritance Tax on money received abroad

I am a dual UK and Bangladeshi citizen who recently inherited money from my father in Bangladesh. I want to bring the money over to purchase a flat in the UK. Would i be liable to inheritance tax?
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Transfer inheritance money from Bangladesh to US

I'm a US Citizen living in VA state. I have inherited property worth close to 1 million US Dollars. My father is also a US citizen living in Bangladesh. What is the proper procedure for him to send me ...
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How to pay taxes on earning from an inheritance without commingling it

I am about to receive an inheritance that I would like to keep separate from my marital assets. The plan is to put it into a separate investment account in my name only. From my understanding, that ...
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Tax implications in the US of home ownership in the UK

My family and I are residents in the USA. My British wife and her brother have received some inheritance from their father, which is to be shared with his ex-wife: £120,000 cash. A mortgage of £150,...
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Trusts, Inheritance Tax in UK

My background: I am a British citizen, currently living in mainland Europe i.e. Austria. Off-late, I married an Austrian Citizen. We purchased a property together in Austria. There is no Prenup ...
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When and how to create a will document Vs. inheritance rules

I few questions related to will: Q1: Is there any particular kind of assets for which you must have a will document or inheritance rules are sufficient? In particular: Real Estate Automobile ...
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Transferring money from the Philippines to the USA?

I would like to bring in $150,000 from my bank in the Philippines to another bank here in the US. This money is from a lot I sold which was given to me (under my name) by my dad who has already passed ...
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Valuation and Deductibility of Inherited Property

Under US tax law, when property is inherited, what are the rules for valuation and deductibility when giving it to charity? I have been assuming that when there is no taxable valuation for inherited ...
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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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Transfer from Russia to the US after inheritance

My adult children will inherit an apartment in St Petersburg Russia. After the complexities of selling, taxes, etc., will there be any problem with a bank transferring the proceeds to the US? Will US ...
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I'm 25 years old and about to inherit $100,000 CAD, best thing to do with this?

I have roughly $30,000 CAD saved already and I've been looking to get my own place, perhaps a Condo but the prices in the GTA are just absurd, you're looking at 500k for a 1 bedroom/1 den/1 bath pre ...
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I am Indian Resident, and would like to gift my daughter who is PIO as well as US Citizen now

I am Indian Resident, and would like to gift my daughter who is PIO as well as US Citizen now. Pl answer following queries : Will gift tax be applicable in such case to donor (per Indian law) and/...
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Finishing university and not sure if I want to work in my field or to continue my dad's business [closed]

As context, I'm an electrical engineering student currently working on my bachelor thesis. Also, my dad owns a business that process flat glass by doing cuts, shapes, etc. with the majority of the ...
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If I’m beneficiary on a life insurance policy can gamy make me share it

My mother in law named me as her beneficiary on her life Insurance policy. She lived with me for many years before passing. We are in the state of North Carolina . One of her sons has decided that he ...
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Why is capital gains tax on inherited stocks calculated based on the value of the stock when inherited? [closed]

Here in the US, my understanding is that if you inherit a stock, then eventually sell the stock, the capital gains tax is calculated as if you had bought the stock at the price that would have been ...
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Uniform gift to minors act stock sold by state under escheatment?

My grandmother bought me a stock of Disney when I was born and now in graduate school I decided now would be a good idea to cash in on the stock. It was only one share but the stock has split 1:3 and ...
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Which acquisition date is considered when calculating capital gains tax for inherited mutual funds in India?

Let's say (in India): Ravi's father bought units of an MF on 01-Jan-2011 Ravi's father passed away on 01-Jun-2015 The inherited units were credited (transmitted) to Ravi's account on 01-Feb-2017 ...
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Family inheritance and property

I would like some advice on property allocation between siblings and parents. We all live in England. I have a sibling whom I love very much. We both get along with our parents who are divorced. We ...
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In the U.S., is one who inherits artwork, antiques, or other such goods required to professionally appraise them before selling them?

Artwork, antiques, or other such goods: the category I am trying to refer to is those things which are sold on a market which is not liquid enough for it to be immediately obvious what the market ...
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Tax forms required for heirs who receive money from sale of an estate?

The probated estate is small; no state or federal taxes will be owed for the estate or for those who inherit. The property will be sold and money distributed to the heirs. Are federal 1099s still ...
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Should I buy out my brother on a property we will inherit before making improvements?

I will be 50% owner of my dad's home when he passes, and I want to own it all, and my brother is willing to sell me his half. Right now my dad is living and it has come to the point where he needs ...
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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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Transferring inheritance money from USA to the UK

I have some inheritance money that will soon be paid out in the US (I am a US citizen). I would like to transfer it to the UK, where I currently live, to help buy a property. Will the money be taxed ...
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My family inherited a shopping center which we have sold.I'm 73, with only $476 in income a month. My share:$119,000. Will I be taxed? Land Swap?

I'm one of nineteen (1/19) who will receive a check for $119,000 dollars from a shopping center we inherited. I'm 73, receive ONLY $476 Social Security a month and have NO OTHER INCOME. I also have ...
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What is the tax liability from an inheritance from a trust and reported on a K-1 form?

I'm receiving an inheritance from the death of my grandmother. The money is being distributed from a trust, and I am told that the distributions are going to be reported on K-1 forms and I will need ...
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Best way to make sure my son has an income after I have died

I have a son with special needs, he is autistic and has learning difficulties. It is unlikely he will ever have a 'normal' life or be able to financially support himself. I am extremely worried of ...
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What should a 19 year old with a moderate inheritance look for in a financial advisor?

This is not about me, but for the step daughter of a friend of mine. Her parents were divorced, her mother died. She is an only child and getting the assets from the estate. My friend isn't sure ...
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28 years old and just inherited large amount of money and real estate - unsure what to do with it [closed]

So a little info for starters: as said in the topic, I'm 28 years old and come from a quite well-off family. I actually earn quite a lot of money myself, but I never get to use it - I spend at most 1/...
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Should I be concerned about inherticance if sibling is living with parents?

My parents are about to retire this year, and have a comfortable pension from my Dad's various trade jobs he's worked over the years ($120,000.00/year), which is corrected for inflation each year. ...
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Am in the UK and need to sell my late fathers shares, have no idea.where can i get some advice please

I have shares in Tesco and BP that are my late father's, as his executor I would like some advice as to best time to sell and how to go about it. Can I do this on my own or do I need to pay a broker? ...
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Reality Check for friend

A friend from China just inherited from grandparents in Shanghai (from a very wealthy family) these items. Who could I contact to discover their authenticity and help her perhaps understand the best ...
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I am distributing an inheritance based on verbal bequests. Is this considered a gift that must be reported to the IRS?

Before my mother died recently she gave me a verbal list of bequests she wanted to make that were not in her will. Some of these exceed $14k. I will be paying them out of my own bank accounts with ...
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Stock sale by person living abroad

An American citizen friend of mine married a person in England some thirty years ago and has lived there ever since. A couple of years ago she inherited some Stock when her mother died. She has ...
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What to do with art whose price may sky rocket but is too costly to store?

My late father was an art buff, what I never expected (and he didn't tell) was that since I moved to live abroad, he had been collecting signed lithographs, drawing, artistic photos and rare books ...
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Determining current value for real estate for inheritance purposes

It's my understanding that when someone dies the person who inherits their property has the value of that property reset for capital gains purposes. That is, if the property was purchased for $10,000 ...
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Spouse Inheriting only part of an IRA

Assume: Alice (63) and Bob (68) are married and each has both a traditional and Roth IRA Bob's IRA beneficiary designation is 60% to Alice and 40% to his brother Charlie (58), on both the traditional ...
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At what point is the contents of a trust considered to be the property of the beneficiary?

My grandmother passed away several years ago, and left a generous trust fund to her 5 grand children. We can access our share of the money when either of the following two conditions are met: We turn ...
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22-year-old inherited 30k from 529 payout - what is the best way to invest?

I recently received the payout of my college 529, about 30k amount. It's been in a mutual fund with a private investor for about six months. It's the same investor my parents use. I recently got my ...
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Does someone who inherited a house that was sold qualify as a first time buyer for Lifetime ISA?

My children are at University with large student debts. They have just lost their father suddenly and unexpectedly. He left no will, so they will inherit, but my eldest has not yet obtained probate. ...
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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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Would this inherited house have half-equity or simply a good deal?

The scenario: I have a cousin C who will be left (they've seen the will in advance) their parent's house jointly with their sibling S. The will has a provision for C to buy out S's share at a pre-...
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Should I re-allocate my portfolio now or let it balance out over time?

My grandparents have been buying me shares of Home Depot stock for years, and these shares were transferred to me once I graduated college. Currently I have 62 shares of HD, and 4 shares of JNJ (which ...
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Distant relative inheritance and outstanding debts

My mom's cousin Larry passed away earlier this year. He wasn't in touch with any family for the later part of his life, but when he became ill, he contacted my mom and she did a lot of work to help ...
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Can you gift assets to your parents well in advance of their deaths to get a cost-basis step-up?

I know that gifts given to parents by their children within one year of their death are not eligible for cost-basis step up upon inheritance by those same children. I understand that this is to close ...
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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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Transfer funds from UK to India - Is it taxable in India as well

One of my Relative who was Resident in UK. He expired recently. Since he had a Fixed Deposit,Hence can I transfer it to my Savings account in India. As the value is huge 10 million. Please let me ...
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Financial considerations in buying out siblings on inherited house

My wife and I have the option to buy out my late mother's house from my two siblings; we currently are in the process of inheriting it jointly. They would like to sell the house to someone as soon as ...
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What to do with a 50K inheritance [duplicate]

My grandma left a 50K inheritance and I'm looking for advice about the best way to use it. My husband and I have 3 kids (11, 3, 1) and are in our early 30s. We have: 60K in student loan debt 15K car ...