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If my mother's estate sells some stock 15 months after her

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If my mother's estate sells some stock 15 months after her passing, and the proceeds are then distributed to the heirs, is their any tax liability for the heirs based on the change of value (if any) of the stock during the 15 month period?
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Submitted: 10 days ago.
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Expert:  emc011075 replied 10 days ago.

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Yes, it is. The capital gains will be the difference between the sales price and the fair market value of the stock o day she passed away (step up basis).

For instance, if you sell the stock for $15 a share and the stock was trading for $14 a share 15 month ago, you will have capital gain will be $1 per share.

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