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No worries. Maybe I didn't understand properly. With a life estate, although the property is considered part of your brother's estate in order to qualify for the adjustment to its fair market value at death, the property did vest in you upon your brother's death. So, if that's the only asset at issue and no other income, then the estate would not need to file a return; rather, you would include the sale on your return...Schedule D and Form 8949 showing both the sale price and the adjusted basis. I'm sorry if I misunderstood the facts.