I Inherited Property. Will I Pay Capital Gains Tax?

Probably not. Inherited property receives a step-up in basis that usually eliminates any capital gain. The only gain would be any increase in value to the property between the time of your mother’s death and its sale.

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Harry S. Margolis practices elder law, estate, and special needs planning in Boston and Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is the founder of ElderLawAnswers.com and answers consumer questions about estate planning issues here and at AskHarry.info.