January, 2016

Tax Basis on Inheriting Property

By Jackson Law Group
January 11th, 2016

Posted in Asset Protection,Probate & Trust Administration,Real Estate Law,Tax Law & IRS Defense,Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

While the tax basis of a property is important in determining estate tax for higher net worth individuals, it is also a significant consideration for individuals of any net worth in determining the income tax (gain or loss) beneficiaries will ultimately pay when the property is transferred. The basis of property inherited from a decedent is generally the Fair Market Value (FMV) of the property at the date of the individual’s death. Thus, a real estate or personal property appraisal may be advisable to consider.
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