Submitted By: Alex
Answered: July 23, 2013 8:30 am

My wife inherited money from her father in Syria. Is this taxable to her?

No. An inheritance, regardless of amount, is tax free to the heir. It does not matter whether the person who died was a U.S. citizen or a foreign national.

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Tax Glossary

Tenancy by the entireties

A joint tenancy in real property in the name of both husband and wife. On the death of one tenant, the survivor receives entire interest.

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