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I inherited some EE Savings Bonds from my mother. Do I have to pay income tax on the accumulated interested?

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They haven't been redeemed yet.

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The answer to your question is yes, the accumulated interest is taxable. SEE BELOW:

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Future Interest

Any interest that accumulates after the decedent dies is always included in your income when you cash in the bond. For example, say you inherit a bond that the decedent bought for $100 and is now worth $180. If you cash it in for $200 years later, you will pay taxes on the last $20 of interest, even if the decedent paid taxes on the first $80 of interest.

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https://finance.zacks.com/inherited-savings-bonds-taxable-4991.html

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