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

Tenants in common

Two or more persons who have undivided ownership rights in property. Upon death of a tenant, his or her share passes to his or her estate, rather than to the surviving tenants.

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