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My wife inherited  a property which was sold, since this was part of the estate is it subject to being taxed? The estate was less than 500K.
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Since the property was sold while it was in the estate, the proceeds of the sale distributed to the beneficiaries are NOT taxable income.

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Did the estate sell it or did your wife sell it after she inherited it?
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My wife was in charge of the estate, the property was sold and divided in 3rd's with here two brothers.  Each received 1/3 of the proceeds. The property had an assigned value in the estate package, the sales amount did not exceed the value placed on the property in the estate package.
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Since the property was sold while it was in the estate, the proceeds of the sale distributed to the beneficiaries are NOT taxable income.

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But do I have to report this somewhere?
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No.  Not unless the estate is required to file a return (if the estate generates more than $600 in annual gross income).  Then the sale would be included on the estate return.
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My father is in a very similar situation. Both parents passed away, leaving their home to their three children. Any money made from selling the home was split in thirds. They decided to sell the home through OpenDoor. OpenDoor estimated the value of the home at $325,000 and HUD was owed money, plus OpenDoor charged for repairs. Between the three siblings they only ended up receiving payments of $9,000-11,000. The 1099-S received from the title company lists $107,000 - 111,000 of gross income. That's clearly not what was actually received. What can they do to get this fixed? 

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I have the same problem, My mom passed away in 2007. She has inherited a portion of her parents property when her father passed away in 1988. however her mother was still alive so no one really did anything.

then her mother passed away in 2016. no one still did anything as her brother still lived in the house.

this year her brother decided to purchase the house from the rest of the family. As her children ( my sister and I) received a portion of her inherited amount. (2.3/24 each-for my sister and I). The lawyer that processed the sale sent us both 1099-s of the whole value $202,083.34 but we really only received $ 23,934.63 each. how do i claim this on taxes.  The lawyer said we had to do 2 values. the amount when my mother passed in 2007 and then when my grandma passed in 2016. Her brother did not get a appraisal so we only have the tax fair market values which are way lower then the land in the area.

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The best option is to find an appraiser who has been in business for a while.  They can give you an appraisal for the property of its value as of 2016.

 

As long as you inherited the property once your grandmother died this is the basis you would use to report on your tax return. 

 

You also deduct the amount of the sale that was received by your sibling to arrive at the amount for your tax return.

 

Link to Death in the Family

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The property belonged to my grandma and I received 1/8 ownership, but my mom who held the majority refused to sell it so everyone went on the title.   After 12 years the property was split, half was sold to a neighbor and my mom bought me out of my share of the other half.  The sales price was no more than the price my grandma's estate was when appraised at her death. 

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You report your 1/8 interest as your sales price.  The  Fair Market Value (FMV) multiplied by 1/8 at the date of death is your  cost basis.

 

Here's TurboTax data entry:  

  1. Federal Taxes
  2. Wages & Income
  3. Scroll down to Investment Income
  4. Select Stock Mutual Funds, Bonds. Select you have not received 1099-B and continue through the interview; the category is Everything else. The cost basis is the Fair Market Value on date the deceased passed away. You will be able to put your description and sale information; indicate that property is Inheritance, you'll be guided through inheritance sale.
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