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Thank you. My question is that in a monthvor two my

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thank you. My question is that in a monthvor two my inheritance will be coming to me to have. I was told that I need to have taxes taken out of it before I can keep it
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Customer: I'm getting a $50,000 inheritance from my grandparents in a month or so..do I have to get any taxes takes out of it all all?
JA: Is there anything else the accountant should be aware of?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 1 month ago.

It depends. If the amount of your inheritance includes a portion that is interest or capital gains you would be responsible for taxes for that portion. Usually there is a step up in basis at an individual's death. This means that if your grand parents owns assets the basis of the assets would be the fair market value of the asset at the time of death. So usually the capital gain on the sale of assets are minimum. The step up in basis is true if your grandparents individually owned the assets, or the assets were owned in a revocable trust. If the assets were owned in an irrevocable trust then there would be no step up in basis and the capital gain would be larger.

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