Thanks so much for following up on this; I had not received your response.
Since the house was sold subsequent to your mother's death, there would be no gain on the sale...not because it was her principal residence, but because the basis in the property
was increased to its fair market value at death. So, there will be no gain. But, since the title company will have issued a 1099 indicating the sale proceeds, you should file the return
to indicate that there was no gain....i.e., you'll report the sales
price and the stepped based with the result being zero gain. That will eliminate the issue with the IRS having received the 1099 and later notifying you gain.
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