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It depends how much the house increased in value in the last three years. Your capital gains will be difference between the fair market value on day your mother passed away and the sale price reduced by selling expenses.
The capital gains will be added to your other income to determine tax bracket for capital gains.
First you will need to determine your capital gains.
- your basis (fair market value on day of inheritance)
- selling expenses
= capital gains.
Have you used the house as your principle residence since than by any chance?
Once you determine your capital gains, than you will add all your income and the capital gains to determine your taxa bracket.
In 10 - 15% tax bracket your capital gains rate will be 0
in 25 - 35% tax bracket your capital gains rate will be 15%.
Most people people pay 15% on capital gains when they sell a real estate.