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I inherited a house in a trust that i am now selling. Value

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i inherited a house in a trust that i am now selling. Value of house at time of death was 665,000 I am selling for 780,000. i understand 115,000 is the basis can i also deduct relator fees and recent improvement expenses done to sell the house?
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 7 months ago.

Hi, my name is Mark. I would be happy to help you with your questions.

Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 7 months ago.

At the time of death or 6 month after you would receive a step up in basis to the $665,000. Any improvements that you made on the property would add to this basis. You would be able to deduct any closing costs (relator commissions, etc.). The net result would be the gain. So in your example the $115,000 would be reduced by both improvements and selling costs.

Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 7 months ago.

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