Category Archives: Inheritance

Trust Income

Today TaxMama® hears from Grandma in the TaxQuips Forum, who tells us.  “We have a rental, which was left to us in a trust. It only brings in $500.00 a mo which is $6,000 a year. It is very old and has quite a few repairs each year. We have always filed under the trusts […]

IRA Penalty

Today TaxMama® hears from Ed in the TaxQuips Forum, who is concerned “I was a beneficiary of my father’s IRA in 2009, after he died. I took out the entire amount at that time and paid the taxes due. Everything I read on the web indicates that I do not owe an early distribution penalty. […]

Annuities

Today TaxMama® has been hearing from several people in the TaxQuips Forum and elsewhere, with this question. “Someone just inherited an annuity. Is it taxable? And if so, how much of it is taxable?”  

Inheritance

Today TaxMama® hears from Barbara in the TaxQuips Forum, with these questions. “My mother has me as beneficiary on an annuity she had. Will that be considered income for me and taxable? Also she left her house in a trust. Are there any tax issues I need to know about?”  

Sold Family Home

Today TaxMama® hears from Madeline in the TaxQuips Forum with this situation. “My siblings and I just sold our family home in New Hampshire. I live in California. We each got $40,000.00. How will this affect my taxes next year?” 

Bahamas Inheritance

Today TaxMama hears from Joe in the TaxQuips Forum, with this odd tale. “My cousin’s wife whose [missing word] was born in Canada and is also a U.S. citizen will be receiving about $150,000 inheritance from her father’s estate. My cousin and his wife live in the US. Her parents are Canadian citizens. Her father, […]

Selling Inheritance at a Loss

Today TaxMama hears from Liz in the TaxQuips Forum with this interesting situation. “My father’s cousin passed away and I inherited part of his home.  The executrix of the estate said that since the home sold for less than it was appraised for on the date of his death, we each may be able to […]

Selling Inherited Home

Today TaxMama hears from Jami from California in the TaxQuips Forum, who has this question.  “My aunt left me her condo and I have to sell it. The deed passed to me a week after I turned 55. Will the 55 & over real estate rule apply to me when I file my tax return?”

Inheriting vs Gifting

Today TaxMama hears from Terri in the TaxQuips Forum, with an delightful problem to have.  “What is the best way to reduce the tax consequences of inheriting land? The person inheriting the land is not related to the owner.  He could possibly marry her if that would help matters. The land was inherited and has very low […]