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I am 62 female who lives on about 20,000 dollars a year s.s.

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I am 62 female who lives on about 20,000 dollars a year s.s. and disability. In 2014, i inherited about $118,000. Why does the IRS say that I owe $22,000?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 6 months ago.
HelloThere is no inheritance tax so the $118,000 you received must have been an account that was distributed to you that had the deceased received the distribution , it would have been taxable to them.If an account would have been taxable to the deceased (had they not passed away) then whoever receives the account and takes money out is taxed on that too.Was this some sort of account (IRA, pension, annuity) that you received?If so then that is the reason it was taxable.You are required to click a positive rating if I am to be credited with the response.You have to actively click on a rating and click submit. Smiley Faces or Stars.
Expert:  Robin D. replied 6 months ago.
Checking to see if you responded about the type of inheritance.

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