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Thanks for your question and good morning.You appear to be the legal heir to the property here.Once the taxes are paid then the lawyer should prepare a deed here from the executor to you and record it transferring title to the property.Once that is done you legally own it.PA here is one of the few states that has a state inheritance tax.Here are the rates for reference.
The rates for Pennsylvania inheritance tax are as follows:
If this is withing three months of his death and you pay here you are entitled to a five percent discount.Otherwise you owe under this formula.Reference to the rates/discount..http://www.revenue.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/inheritance_tax/11414
The executor here has to file the state inheritance return along with your payment.Ask for copies of this and anything else filed in the estate.As an heir you are entitled to that.
You need only pay the state taxes here and the lawyer for the estate should then transfer property to your name by executors deed.It has been my pleasure to assist you today.Please let me know if you have more follow up.Thanks again.
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Is there any liability on the part of the executrix for never notifying me of the inheritance? 3 1/2 years seems like a breech of fiduciary duty especially when I was living at the property for a year of that time and was lied to about what was in the will ( the will was signed in April of 2009, my father died in Dec so it's not like years went by in between)
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