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Hello, I have an estate question that I hope you can help me

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Hello, I have an estate question that I hope you can help me with.
My parents past away and received about $12000 from their coop. The money is still in estate account and I am voluntary administrator I have a brother that i will have to split this money with. Do I have to report this income? and pay tax on it?
Please clarify this issue for me.
thank you
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Could you clarify the situation a bit for me? When did you inherit this money? Was this money from the sale of the coop? Thanks.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My parents lived in a low income coop, that required initial deposit of about 15k. When I gave their apartment up I received a check for just under 12k, due to some fees and expenses associated with apartment repairs etc. My father passed away in 2012, but I received the check in 2013.

Thanks for following up. This would not be income to you. Rather, this is an inheritance and thus reportable or taxed as income. And, you owe no inheritance tax because there is no Federal or NY state inheritance tax. On the estate side, there is only an estate tax that the estate would owe if the total estate is in excess of $5,250,000 for Federal taxes and $1,000,000 for NY taxes. As long as your estate is under this amount, there would also be no estate tax.

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