Submitted By: someone
Answered: October 28, 2021 1:18 am

My spouse inherited a $30,000 bank account from her sister-in-law. Do we owe taxes on this?

Inheritances are tax free, regardless of amount. However, if the account starts to earn interest, your spouse must pay tax on the interest from the date of the inheritance.

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Tax Glossary

Qualified plan

A retirement plan that meets tax law tests and allows for tax deferment and tax-free accumulation of income until benefits are withdrawn. Pension, profit-sharing, stock bonus, employee stock ownership, and Keogh plans and IRAs may be qualified plans.

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