Personal Tax question:Are inherited commodities subject to any type of tax at the time of sale if their value does not exceed the date of death value?
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What type of commodities are you referring too?
Are they traded over an exchange like a commodity mutual fund or ETF?
An inherited commodity mutual fund or ETF would not be subject to any Income Tax if it is sold for a price less than the value as of the date of death. The inherited commodity fund would receive a step up in basis upon the death decedent thus eliminating any built in gain. The only potential tax would be if the commodity appreciated after the inheritor received the property.
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The problem is this:
As the executor of my father's estate in Iowa, I manage a grain commodity account worth in excess of 1.2 million. I also pay about 6 percent in grain storage fees anually. The grain price is at a near record high due to drought and may rise to 20 - 30 percent above the DOD value. Would I pay more in taxes if I liquidate these assets after the estate closes or before.
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