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Customer: I am in Oregon. I inherited an investment portfolio from my parents. It isn't large, at the time I inherited it, we were told that because it was under a certain amount, we didn't have to pay taxes on it. Now it has lost money and I am considering taking it out and using what is left to pay off my mortgage. I want to be retired with no debt. I just want to be sure I won't pay any additional taxes on it to cash it in and sell it off since it is under the amount I originally received. I am aware I would pay on any gains I made, but with the market as it is currently, that isn't an issue.
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Customer: no, Just I inherited 120,000 in investments, it is down to 110,000 now. I want to sell it off. I need to be sure I am still within the inheritance amount so I am not hit with taxes on it.
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Tax Professional: ABC Accounting Group, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 1 year ago
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Hi. Great Question. Yes - it is considered a gift. Only gains or interest on the account are taxable.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
OK. So I should be OK with cashing out. I am guessing it is the same for both Federal and State of Oregon?
Tax Professional: ABC Accounting Group, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 1 year ago

Yes, usually it is a federal tax item. However, here is a link to some additional information on Oregon tax:

https://www.oregon.gov/DOR/programs/individuals/Pages/estate.aspx

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Tax Professional: ABC Accounting Group, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 1 year ago

Let me know if you have any questions.

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