Tag Archives: Estate Tax

Personal Residence Exclusion after Death

Today TaxMama® hears from Tina in the TaxQuips Forum with this convoluted question. “A person has resided in the same one-family residence in for the last ten years without any children or wife. This person was bound into an estate contract to sell his residence for $800,000 in November, 2011 when his tax basis in […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – February 2011 Session

Note: TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and above, and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. Don’t you wish you were here?   REPLAY today’s session below – you can listen and SEE the session and forms. It will load slowly…perhaps slowly. But […]

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 […]

Inheritance Tax

Today TaxMama hears from Marvin in Washington, who asks. “Does IRS tax inheritances?  If so, how much is taxed? I expect to inherit $1 million soon.  How much tax must I pay?”