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IRS garnished my check. I found out my Dad had left me $100,000.00 when he died. My mother was in charge of it. The IRS says I have to pay taxes on money I never knew about

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My Dad died when I was 5 yrs old. He left $ 100,000.00 for to get at age 25. I never knew about it until they garnished my check. My Mother was in charge of the money.

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Hi Kathy …. My name’s Lane,

I hold a law degree (J.D.), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA in finance, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist) designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, to clients on three continents, since 1986.

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 2 months ago

Something's not quite adding up here. Inheritance is exempt from income taxation.

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See this: 26 USC - GIfts and inheritance

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Maybe you could tell me ore about the surrounding circumstances

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The only tax on an inheritance or a gift, is paid by the giver for a lifetime gift (or the estate in the event of death/inheritance).

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 2 months ago

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The only tax you would be responsible for is the interest or dividends on these dollars. If you'll look at the tax law I showed you, you'll see that the inheritance itself (and lifetime gifts as well) are exempt from income taxation.

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Your mother was likely what's called the trustee

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But only when you have access to the funds and control of the funds should you be liable for the tax on the interest dividends or capital gains.

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Please let me know what questions you have from here

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I'll be here,

Lane

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