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I have a father-in-law who died in 1995, who lived in

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I have a father-in-law who died in 1995, who lived in Alabama. I was left his share of the estate by my husband. I live in Virginia> Will I have to pay Federal tax on the inheritance?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  RayAnswers replied 3 months ago.

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No if you inherit less than $5,450,000 here, thats the exemption for 2016.As long as it is under that amount you pay no estate taxes federally.Same for Virginia.Virginia does not collect Inheritance Tax. The 2006 General Assembly House Bill 5018 repealed the state Estate Tax in the Commonwealth of Virginia for estates of decedents whose date of death was on or after July 1, 2007.

It shouldn't be a problem for you assuming you are under that amount here.

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Expert:  RayAnswers replied 3 months ago.

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